Re: File type nomenclature in 170 Lassi Kortela 31 Jul 2020 11:21 UTC
Point 2, the words "pipe" vs "fifo". POSIX (and Unix) use the simple everyday word "pipe" for anonymous pipes. But they use the acronym "FIFO" for named pipes instead. Both named and anonymous pipes operate on a first-in/first-out principle and both are accessed via file descriptors, so there is no particular reason for the confusing difference in naming. Since we are taking some liberties with naming in this SRFI, could we spell it `named-pipe` instead of `fifo` for consistency with anonymous pipes, and for consistency with named pipes on Windows?