Subject: Re: Using Lisp to Call another program in linux?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 10 Nov 2002 18:47:44 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Scott Schwartz
| My impression is that the Common Lisp community wants a sort of Lisp
| Machine Shell, and to ignore or hide the real system.

  Yes.  That is what portability means.

| In contrast, I couldn't find any mention of POSIX in the Common Lisp
| Hyperspec, and lisp implementors usually demote native functions to
| something you access via a "foreign function interface".  That's all very
| toy-like, albeit a very big and resource intensive toy.


Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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