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Re: output streams vs output ports
Taylor Campbell <campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Sat, 18 Jun 2005, Michael Sperber wrote:
>> > Is there a good reason
>> > for having both output streams & output ports? Was the distinction
>> > perhaps a vestigial one from SML's I/O system (which I haven't
>> > investigated thoroughly)?
>> That, and the desire to keep the streams and ports layers separate.
> But what benefit is achieved by having two identical (ignoring naming)
> layers for output, even if the separation from input streams & input
> ports is useful?
- It would be somewhat strange to have input *ports*, but output
- The cost is virtually nil.
Cheers =8-} Mike
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