[Haskell-cafe] Fwd: Default stdout buffering of child process of createProcess

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 16:18:17 UTC 2014

On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> Because the effects of buffering are not transparent, it would be
> wise to make it an optional optimization, not a default.

It's not just efficiency, it's also behaving compatibility with other
implementations. Or were you going to argue this with e.g. the ANSI C
committee too?

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