[TUHS] EOF on pipes?

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at orthanc.ca
Mon Feb 26 08:25:51 AEST 2018

> If a stream was marked as using delimeters (and pipes always
> were), a delimeter was inserted after every write(2).  So
> write(2) generated an empty message, and read(2) returned it.

And this lived on in the IL network protocol. I've always thought that was 
one of the more elegant aspects of IL, but of course it didn't have a hope 
in hell of surviving outside the Plan 9 ecosystem.


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