Being new to posting here, I had to put my rationalization over in [Usage].(Sockets.PipeServer serves named sockets not named pipes) Sorry if cross-posting is frowned upon but I thought posting here might be more likely to bring the issue to the attention of the right people.
In summary, at least on Linux, named pipes (FIFOs) and named sockets (AF_UNIX) are completely different gizmos. Other than being named and providing a communications channel they have very little in common.
Julia is great for learning and experimenting with IPC, but the name PipeServer is misleading at best. I’m far from new with sockets or even Unix-style computing but I am relatively new to Linux (just celebrated one year of using Linux full-time ). Sockets.PipeServer initially made it harder for me to get the two concepts of FIFOs & AF_UNIX sockets straight in my head.