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Quoting Sam Roberts <>:

> Should be no harder than os.execute("mkfifo"), and advantage of sockets
> is they clean up after themselves... Unix domain sockets would be what
> you want.

other advantages of sockets over pipes (named or not):

- bidirectional communications (no need for two pipes)
- choice of stream or message based (TCP-like or UDP-like)
- multiple clients on one server socket (using the same listen()/accept() calls
like network sockets)