Subject: Re: Getting the PID in CLISP From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 24 Oct 2002 20:07:54 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Rob Warnock | Since one never needs to call it more than *once* per process, | the overhead of the extra subroutine won't matter. That would imply that the value would be in a global constant, which is probably just as practical in many cases, but if you do not know whether someone had forked on you since last time, you need to call the system function each time you need the value. It is like asking the system for the time of day and hoping to finish your calculation before it changes. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.