[buug] named pipes (wee bit of history)

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Sun May 29 10:56:02 PDT 2011

> From: "Karen Hogoboom" <khogoboom at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [buug] Fun (and practical) uses of named pipes (example)
> Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 08:20:58 -0700

> It is interesting that you refer to Named Pipes as a unix concept.  I
> thought that Microsoft had invented the name "Named Pipes" to try to adapt
> to having its software work on a network of heterogenous computers.

As far as I'm aware, Unix's use of "named pipes" quite predates
Microsoft's use of "Named Pipes" - which for Microsoft Windows came many
years later and refers to something quite different.  Microsoft,
however, quite certainly did also have named pipes in Xenix -
Microsoft's port of Unix, so, name "named pipes" was probably brought to
the attention of Microsoft from Unix, long before Microsoft called
something else quite different in Microsoft Windows "Named Pipes".


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