[Rd] fifo on Windows
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Mon Aug 1 20:19:35 CEST 2005
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:
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.
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