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Re: CygWin-1.7.3-1 fails to provide pipe.

On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 04:10:28PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 06/04/2010 15:15, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:55:19AM -0400, George Barrick wrote:
>>> What I am suggesting is that the new cygwin.dll has difficulties
>>> implementing the kind of pipe that octave uses to send its graphing
>>> commands to gnuplot.  The specific details of the pipe that serves as
>>> an example of this can be seen in the __gnuplot_get_var__.m script
>>> inside the GNU Octave package.
>> Sorry but unless someone can narrow this down to a test case which
>> does not requier installing gnuplot I don't intend on investigating
>> this.
>  Here ya go.  I took a look at the octave module, and narrowed it down to the
>equivalent C testcase attached, which appears to reproduce the same failure
>mode for me:

Thanks for tracking it down but the test case is probably simpler than this.

  $ mkfifo /tmp/fifo
  $ cat /tmp/fifo

That demonstrates the problem.  I'll fix this ASAP.


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