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

Dave Cooper david.cooper at
Tue Jun 23 20:45:32 UTC 2015

What if you open an actual disk file for output and bind *standard-output*
to its stream?

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 3:23 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at> wrote:

> 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....

My Best,

Dave Cooper,
+1 248-330-2979
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