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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: non-blocking pipe on win32
Date Wed, 13 May 1998 15:48:03 GMT
Wan-Teh Chang wrote:
> 
> 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
> docs.

Nor me, but it does look like it might do the job. Just.

Cheers,

Ben.

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