[asdf-devel] Troubles with ASDF:RUN-SHELL-COMMAND

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Mon Sep 19 01:35:55 UTC 2011

As a side-effect of trying to export ASDF:*VERBOSE-OUTPUT*, to catch the
output from RUN-SHELL-COMMAND, I created a test to verify that it was
behaving properly.

Boy, was that a mistake!

I found that, in fact, ASDF:RUN-SHELL-COMMAND was not working on (at
least) ACL, when faced with a command that had embedded double-quotes.
See launchpad bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/853566

I have fixed this and pushed the fix and the tests to the branch named
'run-shell-command' on cl.net.

I would be VERY grateful if others would run the test on other lisps and
other platforms.

I would be especially grateful if people would run the tests on windows,
since I don't really have a good understanding of how RUN-SHELL-COMMAND
should work on that platform.

I think it's bad that RUN-SHELL-COMMAND doesn't work properly, but I
don't want to push these mods as a new version of ASDF until they run


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