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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 *streams*. - The cost is virtually nil. -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla