Looks like my original message below, posted to gnu.emacs.help, did not
go through into the mailing list... Apologies for possible
Is it possible to portably create named pipes in Emacs Lisp? "Portably"
means here "to create in a system that has named pipes". I could use
call-process or something like that with 'mkfifo', but that seems quite
POSIXy thing to do.
(Context: I'm trying to write an EMMS player for mpv, and there FIFO
would be the preferable way to do IPC. But mpv does not create a pipe,
it only opens one.)
Petteri Hintsanen wrote:
> Looks like my original message below, posted to gnu.emacs.help, did not
> go through into the mailing list... Apologies for possible
Thank you for noting this. I am one of the mailing list helpers and I
looked into this a little bit. The message did make it through from
the newsgroup, through the news2mail gateway, into and through the
mailing list. It appeared in my subscribed mailbox. Alexis replied
to it. Here is the reply showing that it wasn't just to me.
But it seems that it failed to make it into the mailing list archive.
Why that failed I do not know. Subsequent messages did make it into
the archive okay. The disk is not full. The archive is downstream of
the mailing list but all internal on the same host system. The
antispam is upstream and not related. I grep'd through the various
logs but did not find anything hinting at the failure.
Therefore I can only confirm that there was some error in the
processing of the message. But I cannot deduce what problem that