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From: Corinna Vinschen <>
Subject: [newlib-cygwin] Cygwin: _pipe: add a comment
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:05:44 +0000 (GMT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw);h=9cfbb5aa82fc9ff49b1468bfad9d446eecb207c0

commit 9cfbb5aa82fc9ff49b1468bfad9d446eecb207c0
Author: Corinna Vinschen <>
Date:   Tue Aug 31 10:50:23 2021 +0200

    Cygwin: _pipe: add a comment
    I wasted valuable minutes of my life just to find out why we export
    this weird version of pipe.  In the pre-2000 era the idea was Cygwin
    could be used as drop-in replacement for msvcrt.dll, apparently.
    Signed-off-by: Corinna Vinschen <>

 winsup/cygwin/ | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/winsup/cygwin/ b/winsup/cygwin/
index 16780a12e..11af079cb 100644
--- a/winsup/cygwin/
+++ b/winsup/cygwin/
@@ -5217,6 +5217,7 @@ pipe_worker (int filedes[2], unsigned int psize, int mode)
   return res;
+/* MS compatible version of pipe.  Hopefully nobody is using it... */
 extern "C" int
 _pipe (int filedes[2], unsigned int psize, int mode)

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