Windows and Lisp scripting [Re: Test failures on Windows]

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at
Tue Jun 23 19:23:24 UTC 2015

On 6/23/15 Jun 23 -2:15 PM, Robert Goldman wrote:
> On 6/23/15 Jun 23 -1:46 PM, Dave Cooper wrote:

> Is there no way to redirect the output of ACL on Windows?  Must it
> always go into its own console window (or be lost altogether if it's run
> without a console window)?  That seems deeply undesirable....

BTW, if there's no way to redirect lisp output, doesn't that represent
the kiss of death for the minimakefile approach of scripting (almost)
everything in Common Lisp?

A related question: isn't building ASDF the most challenging imaginable
application for scripting in Common Lisp?  I.e., we have to invent our
own build system for the scripting because we are scripting to build
ASDF. For almost any other scripting application, our scripts could rely
on ASDF and UIOP....

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