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On Friday, February 29, 2008 Diego Nehab wrote: 

>> Is LusSocket mechanism flexible enough to handle local
>> sockets and file I/O?

> Local sockets, definitely. File I/O I don't see why not. I
> wonder if the OS implements non-blocking I/O on regular
> files. I have heard on this list that this is usually not
> the case. It will be fun to test.

Windows IOCP makes it pretty easy to use regular files, pipes, 
sockets, and timers.

One difficulty with Lua file library compatibility is buffered io, 
e.g., file:read("*l").


Doug Currie
Londonderry, NH, USA