Subject: Re: Using Lisp to Call another program in linux? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 11 Nov 2002 22:01:24 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Kaz Kylheku | Quite likely, no symbolic link will need 256 bytes of space, but you | never know. So this resizing logic is required to do it right every time. There is a system limit on the maximal length of symbolic links. You are supposed to query the system for this value and allocate that much space. Given the inimitable programmer-friendliness of C and Posix, the idea of supplying a function that simply returned an allocated string would be impossible. -- 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.