On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
<artag...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Heiko Voigt wrote:
>> While talking about platform independence. How about Windows? AFAIK
>> there are no file based sockets. How about using shared memory, thats
>> available, instead? It would greatly reduce the needed porting effort.
> What about the git credential helper: it uses UNIX sockets, no?  How
> does git-credential-winstore [1] work?
> [1]: https://github.com/anurse/git-credential-winstore

First, we have a proper credential helper for Windows in
contrib/credential/wincred these days. As the one who wrote that, we
communicate using stdin/stdout. The credential-helper doesn't maintain
state in itself, the Windows Credential Manager does. I suspect
git-credential-winstore works the same way.

As for Windows support, AFAIK there is no support for Unix domain
sockets in Windows. But there is support for named pipes, which is
almost the same thing. What we have support for in compat/mingw.[ch]
is a different matter, but we can extend that if needed.
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