[Openmcl-devel] RUN-PROGRAM does not accept a pathname as documented

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Sat Jul 1 04:00:21 UTC 2006


I don't think that it ever has actually accepted pathnames, but can't
think of any good reason for it not to behave as documented; thanks.

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, Kevin Reid wrote:

> In OpenMCL 1.0 (installed through DarwinPorts):
>
> $ rlwrap openmcl
> Welcome to OpenMCL Version 1.0 (DarwinPPC32)!
> ? (run-program #p"/usr/bin/true" ())
> > Error in process Monitor thread for external process (/usr/bin/
> true)(2): value #P"/usr/bin/true" is not of the expected type (OR
> STRING SYMBOL CHARACTER).
> > While executing: STRING
>
>
> According to the manual at <http://openmcl.clozure.com/Doc/
> index.html#RUN_002dPROGRAM>:
> Arguments and Values
>
> program
>     A string or pathname which denotes an executable file. The PATH
> environment variable is used to find programs whose name doesn't
> contain a directory component.
>
> -- 
> Kevin Reid                            <http://homepage.mac.com/kpreid/>
>
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