@darius "least significant bit denotes the socket's gender (0-read, 1-write),"

the two genders: read and write

@SuricrasiaOnline I mean it's very specifically send/receive which hearkens back to mechanical engineering where interfaces are either phallic or yonic, which in their case they called "male" or "female"

@SuricrasiaOnline @darius i agree that gender really ought to be the least significant bit

@darius this reminds me, the thing you said in your RFC reread about the idiom of socket N for read and socket N+1 for write, that survived long enough to be the reason why the first generation of IP-based application protocols were all assigned odd port numbers. I remember it was surprising when SSH got port 22 and HTTP port 80.

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