[Haskell-cafe] Re: I/O system brokenness with named pipes

Donn Cave donn at avvanta.com
Wed Apr 16 13:50:20 EDT 2008

On Apr 16, 2008, at 10:25 AM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2008, at 13:23 , Miguel Mitrofanov wrote:
>> You are insulting other Unixes. It works on Mac OS X, for example.
> Not just that, but IIRC Linux was late to the party:  Solaris got / 
> dev/fd/ and /dev/stdin before Linux got /proc/$$/fd/ (which gets  
> symlinked to /dev/fd/).

Yeah, among people who don't know much about UNIX, Linux gets a lot  
of credit for things it borrowed.  But /dev/stdin isn't a standard  
feature of UNIX, if you count AIX for example as a UNIX platform.   
And apparently you can compile Haskell programs on AIX - thanks to  
the original poster in this thread's work with GHC - so there you go.


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