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This could be a bit confusing to anyone who encounters the old SYSV streams I/O, in which pipes were bi-directional, and filters could be pushed onto terminal handlers. It that environment we were careful to distinguish "streams" from "filestreams". The current description is what we would have called a "filestream".

You are right, IMO this article is of bad quality, let's link to
That's only part of the answer. I think there should be a disambiguation, linking to the various concepts. --4dummies 02:10, May 10, 2011 (UTC)