* Bill Moseley
> Ok. I was just thinking that if you have a program that creates
> output designed to -S prog, why not just use -S prog to run that
> program. No need for temporary intermediate file. But you don't
> have to do it that way.
Oh, but I'm not using any temporary intermediate files. I'm sorry if
that wasnt clear; I'm just using cat to read from stdin and write to
stdout. It's all streamed, but as swish-e won't eat my stream from
its stdin, I'm having it spawn cat to do that instead.
It's not a big issue, really, it was just the assumptions I had to
make about swish-e internal behaviour that I felt were a bit gross.
If I can rely on those assumtions, I'm a happy camper.
> I don't think it touches stdin. I does a popen and reads from the
> pipe. It will close the pipe early if it detects an error, so you
> might see a SIGPIPE in the external program.
That shouldn't be a problem.
> Are you thinking about distributing files for indexing that are
> pre-formatted for -S prog input?
No, not really.
Received on Mon Nov 26 08:24:21 2001