[erlang-questions] input too fast

David King <>
Wed Jul 18 22:26:08 CEST 2007


> Fredrik Svahn <> writes:
>> While I agree that "<stdin>" seems to be a perfectly valid  
>> (although not >recommended) filename in all(?) unix systems I do  
>> not think that using an atom will >help.
> Why not use a Unix convention, "/dev/stdin" and "/dev/stdout"?

/dev/std{in,out} do not exist on all unices. On some, it's /dev/fd/ 
[01], and on some there isn't a device node for it.



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