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Thanks for the link. There is another, long discussion of the subject from
a Sun engineer at
Basically it appears that they deprecated it because it didn't work on
Win32. Interruptable I/O seems like it would be a nice feature to have,
but given that it is deprecated I don't think I'll bother to implement it
[ bryce ]
Kresten Krab Thorup wrote:
> As of today, the interruptable io has officially deprecated. We are not
> going to fix this bug. However, we leave the current implementation as
> it is for backward compatibility.
> xxxxx@xxxxx 1999-09-12