On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 6:42 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Noah Misch <n...@leadboat.com> writes:
>> Windows does not have socketpair(), nor a strict pipe() equivalent.  I expect
>> switching to socketpair() makes the Windows side trickier in some ways and
>> simpler in others.  +1 for exploring that direction first.
> A bit of googling suggests that emulating socketpair() on Windows is not
> that hard: basically you create an accepting socket and connect to it.
> Ugly I guess but likely to be nicer than emulating the two-pipes trick
> exactly.

That sounds a lot like what we were doing in pgpipe() before..  It was
removed in d2c1740dc275543a46721ed254ba3623f63d2204, but that's
because it was dead at the time. Do we need to bring it back?

 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
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