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  1. a6d595a Merge pull request #80 from nanomsg/norace2 by John Starks · 31 hours ago master v0.4.9
  2. effecfb Reduce the timeout to 2 seconds, and close the client handle. by Garrett D'Amore · 2 days ago
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  4. 3eabd19 Clean up message mode pipe handling, add test by John Starks · 4 weeks ago
  5. ecd994b fixes #67 DialPipe problem with multiple calls / waiting for busy pipe by Garrett D'Amore · 4 weeks ago


This repository contains utilities for efficiently performing Win32 IO operations in Go. Currently, this is focused on accessing named pipes and other file handles, and for using named pipes as a net transport.

This code relies on IO completion ports to avoid blocking IO on system threads, allowing Go to reuse the thread to schedule another goroutine. This limits support to Windows Vista and newer operating systems. This is similar to the implementation of network sockets in Go's net package.

Please see the LICENSE file for licensing information.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

Thanks to natefinch for the inspiration for this library. See for another named pipe implementation.