[Openmcl-devel] AWS API code (re: GUI:BACKGROUND-PROCESS-RUN-FUNCTION)

Zach Beane xach at xach.com
Wed Jan 25 20:52:57 UTC 2012


Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info> writes:


> I'd be interested.  I have been using Amazon's EC2 for a bunch of
> things, some lisp and some not.  But so far I have been using perl to
> handle the launching

CL-EC2 seems to work ok for that.

> and job management:  the absence of a common
> RUN-SHELL-COMMAND, 

ASDF includes one.

> and FORK, among other things, make it almost
> impossible to use portable CL for such scripting.

Possibly, but I find you can get a long way by not caring about
portability and using the facilities of your favorite CL to their
fullest extent.

Zach



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