Testing running subsidiary lisps with multiple Allegros

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Mon Jul 6 21:00:23 UTC 2015

On 7/6/15 Jul 6 -1:37 PM, Dave Cooper wrote:
> Don't those environment variables come through to the Lisp, available
> with uiop:getenv ? 
> Or, use uiop:raw-command-line-arguments 
> How is it being done now?

I'm not sure I understand how it is being done now, because it's done
through LISP-INVOCATION, a library I don't claim to understand.

When we are running LISP-INVOCATION as part of the tests, yes, I believe
it's easy for us to use the environment variables to decide what
(recursive) flavor of Allegro to run.  But for more general use of
LISP-INVOCATION, I don't know how one detects the "parent" version of

OTOH, I suppose that (a) we can simply require the user to specify the
lisp s/he wants, which does not have to be the same as the parent
dialect and (b) this isn't an ASDF problem.

So I think I can shut up about this.


> On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.net
> <mailto:rpgoldman at sift.net>> wrote:
>     How is this to be managed?  In the test suite, there are environment
>     variables that signal which of the many Allegro flavors one is testing.
>      But somehow this information needs to get pushed through the tests into
>     the subsidiary lisp-invocations.  How is this managed?
>     Thanks,
>     r
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> Dave Cooper
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