Re: Not nescessary ?
The pip documentation compares it to /dev/std* and to the shell's process substitution. Briefly, pip works even when the command expects a seekable file and allows you to manipulate the filename shown to the command.
Not nescessary ?
couldnt the same thing be accomplished with /dev/stdin and /dev/stdout ?
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