[Openmcl-devel] Pre-wheel-reinvention query: anyone written an FFI hookup to popen?

Ron Garret ron at awun.net
Fri Jun 5 01:58:02 UTC 2009


On Jun 4, 2009, at 6:38 PM, Terje Norderhaug wrote:

> On Jun 4, 2009, at 12:33 PM, Ron Garret wrote:
>> Subject line says it all.  I need to call popen.  I'm sure it's
>> not  hard, which is why I thought I'd ask if it's already been done
>> before diving in.
>
> I have written a FFI hookup to popen() that can execute a BSD command
> in a shell, with the meat of it being a kqueue based bidirectional
> stream to communicate with the external process from LISP. It's for
> MCL though, but perhaps you would still find it useful?

Thanks for the offer, but probably not.  The MCL and CCL FFI's are  
pretty radically different if I recall.  Besides, I think CCL's built- 
in run-program will do what I need.  But thanks anyway.

rg




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