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From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Common IO structure
On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 10:56:59PM +0200, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> I would suggest to adopt the names "input", "output", "close_in",
> "close_out" of the standard library, as users are already familiar with
> them, and this functionality is already quite powerful. Of course, this
> is only reasonable for byte channels, not for Unicode channels.

Don't those names seem incompatible with read/write files and
bidirectional channels such as network sockets?

(Ok, so close_in and close_out could be mapped to shutdown(2) in the
latter case, but I very much suspect that would NOT be what a programmer
woudl suspect...)

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