[Ecls-list] Regarding BSD-SOCKETS and pseudo-UNIX socket for WIN32

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll lisp at arrakis.es
Mon Feb 14 03:12:25 UTC 2005

Goffioul Michael wrote:

>For more consistency, maybe a better implementation would be
>to emulate UNIX sockets in the cygwin-way: it actually uses
>INET socket on localhost with a system-allocated port and this
>info is stored in the file specified for the socket. Then
>you can keep the named pipe implementation in a WIN32-specific
>addition. Don't you think?
Yes, it would be nice and it would allow ECL to play with the Xwindows
server and other cygwin applications using the Xwindows library in a
consistent way. The socket class for pipes would then be renamed but
kept within the sockets.lsp library, if only for consistency. Do you
want to do it?


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