I'd like to add File.mkfifo.
It is useful for tests.
FIFO is tricky: open() can block.
So it is troublesome and tests can prevent problems.
mkfifo() is defined POSIX.
Non-POSIX platform may not have it.
If we provide File.mkfifo, we can check the availability as File.respond_to? :mkfifo.
Current way, mkfifo command invocation, is difficult to determine the availability.
This availability checking eases test condition.
So this (non-implemented) method can be useful for non-POSIX platforms.
Several people requested File.mkfifo.
ruby-talk:92371, ruby-core:15675, ruby-list:49868
nobu and Hongli Lai implemented it: ruby-talk:91735 and ruby-core:15822
- file.c (rb_file_s_mkfifo): implement File.mkfifo. [Feature #11536]
git-svn-id: svn+ssh://ci.ruby-lang.org/ruby/trunk@51897 b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e
Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) about 4 years ago
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akr (Akira Tanaka))