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Re: [patch]spawn-pipe.c / spawni.c compile on OpenVMS.

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [patch]spawn-pipe.c / spawni.c compile on OpenVMS.
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:30:16 +0200
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Hi John,

> This Patch gets the spawn-pipe.c and spawni.c modules to compile on OpenVMS.
> When I get to the state of testing these, I may need to make some more 
> changes.

On this one as well, I'd like to ask you to come back when you have
worked out the issues and done the testing.

> It should be possible to implement the spawni() routine on OpenVMS at a 
> future time.

Yes, the point of posix_spawn is that it is implementable without support
for fork().

> The OpenVMS pipe() implementation is not close enough to Unix pipes for 
> many programs to operate because of size limitations.

You mean, the "mailbox" files are not a good implementation technique
for pipe()? Then, how about temporary regular files?


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