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On Sat, 27 Feb 2010, Tony Finch wrote:

> On Sat, 27 Feb 2010, Rob Kendrick wrote:
> >
> > Although I notice that 5.2-work2 optionally includes unistd.h, so
> > perhaps it could optionally trap SIGPIPE?
> It would be wrong for Lua to trap SIGPIPE. Only the program knows if that
> would be the right thing to do. SIGPIPE is not trapped by detfault in C so
> it should not be by default in Lua.

On further consideration, I'm inclined to agree that SIGPIPE should 
not be ignored.  What clinched it was the argument here