Subject: Re: Productivity study
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 03:30:43 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>
Bob Felts <> wrote:
| I also wish that SLIME had a concept of redirection, so that instead of
| something like:
|    (foo '(1 2 3 4 5 ...))
| I could type:
|    (foo <in-file.txt) >out-file.txt
| Maybe I can and I just haven't found it yet.

It's not Common Lisp, and it's not SLIME, but there is such a thing.
It's called "Scsh", a.k.a. "The Scheme Shell":
    Scsh has two main components: a process notation for running programs
    and setting up pipelines and redirections, and a complete syscall
    library for low-level access to the operating system, i.e. to POSIX,
    the least common denominator of more or less all Unices, plus widely
    supported extensions such as symbolic links and BSD sockets. Moreover,
    scsh provides an awk facility for pattern-directed computation over
    streams of records, a rich facility for matching regular-expression
    patterns in strings, event-based interrupt handling, user-level
    threads, a futuristic module system, and an interactive environment. 


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