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From (Wan-Teh Chang)
Subject Re: non-blocking pipe on win32
Date Mon, 11 May 1998 20:28:25 GMT

Dean Gaudet wrote:

> So is there any way that we'll be able to get timeouts on reads
> from/writes to CGIs under WIN32?  That's my main concern.  If there is a
> way, then I will add the unix code for it and leave the win32 code for
> someone else.  If there isn't a way... I'll have to bang my head against
> the wall or something.

How about "mail slots"?  It is message-based, one-way IPC.
CreateMailslot() can specify a "read timeout" argument.

I guess you can ignore the message boundaries and use it
as you would use a pipe.

I have never used this thing though.  Just found it in the Microsoft


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