Re: [Rd] fifo on Windows

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Mon 01 Aug 2005 - 18:19:35 GMT

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> Are there any plans to support fifo on Windows? On my XP
> system ("R version 2.1.1, 2005-06-23")
>
> R> capabilities("fifo")
>
> gives FALSE.
>
> Note that Windows does support named pipes as shown
> in the utility:
>
> http://gearbox.maem.umr.edu/fwu/pipeslot.zip

I think named pipes are only supported on the NT descendants. We will need to drop support for Win9x soon, but I think we still have a number of users using Win98 and maybe WinME.

I guess we could add support for features that only work on some Windows platforms, but I'd rather not do that until we're not officially saying that R runs on Win9x.

Duncan Murdoch



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