Kurt Roeckx <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I find it so weird, why isn't it just using socketpair() or
> something?

Portability issues, perhaps.  Does socketpair exist and behave the same

Checking the HPUX man page for it, I read "socketpair() is supported
only for AF_UNIX", which suggests that it's not possible to get datagram
semantics from it, at least on this platform.

                        regards, tom lane

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