[Rd] RFC: "loop connections"
dhinds at sonic.net
Tue Aug 30 18:46:09 CEST 2005
Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to be concrete, suppose one wants to run the following as a
> concurrent process to R. (What is does is it implicitly sets x to
> zero and then for each line of stdin it adds the first field of the
> input to x and prints that to stdout unless the first field is
> "exit" in which case it exits. gawk has an implicit read/process
> loop so one does not have to specify the read step. The fflush()
> command just makes sure that output is emitted, rather than
> buffered, as it is produced.)
It seems you're just trying to reinvent fifo and/or pipe connections
for interprocess communication. That is not directly related to the
problem I wanted to address.
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