Subject: Re: Using Lisp to Call another program in linux? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 11 Nov 2002 01:42:18 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Scott Schwartz | Great! So what's the portable way to do what the original poster asked for? It seems that you have some problems realizing that the request /cannot/ be portable to begin with. If you think POSIX is portable, then only POSIX-validated systems count. This is like saying Windows is portable because only Windows platforms count. | I suggested (POSIX::system "some program") as the obvious solution, To a Common Lisp programmer, two colons means "this is wrong". | but one that would require the lisp community to recognise that there is | a standard, portable, API, that's almost always available, certainly | available if you're running on any form of unix or windows. But Common Lisp does not thusly limit itself. -- 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.