A pair of channels that implements a unidirectional pipe.
A pipe consists of a pair of channels: A writable
channel and a readable
channel. Once some bytes are
written to the sink channel they can be read from source channel in exactly
the order in which they were written.
Whether or not a thread writing bytes to a pipe will block until another thread reads those bytes, or some previously-written bytes, from the pipe is system-dependent and therefore unspecified. Many pipe implementations will buffer up to a certain number of bytes between the sink and source channels, but such buffering should not be assumed.
Nested Class Summary
|class||Pipe.SinkChannel||A channel representing the writable end of a
|class||Pipe.SourceChannel||A channel representing the readable end of a
Protected Constructor Summary
Initializes a new instance of this class.
Public Method Summary
Opens a pipe.
Returns this pipe's sink channel.
Returns this pipe's source channel.