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Re: Bug#155536: ITP: pip -- make any program a filter

On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Andrew Suffield wrote:

> Why would you use such an application in a pipeline anyway, other than
> sheer inability to comprehend of hitting the enter key more than once?
> The big thing about pipelines is that all the components can be
> processing at once, rather than waiting for one to finish before
> starting another.

/usr/bin/xalan will only read /dev/stdin, if stdin points to a real file.  If
it's a pipe, it fails.  Don't ask me why.

It's very useful to style xml docs in a pipe.  I have external code that
controls timestamping and caching, to keep it from occuring all the time.  So,
all I need is an xslt filter.

I suppose I should file a bug.

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