Subject: Re: Using Lisp to Call another program in linux?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Nov 2002 22:01:24 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* 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

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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