Should we abandon support for IMAGE ops on Lispworks?

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at
Wed May 27 17:44:53 UTC 2015

I'm starting to be inclined to suggest we abandon support for this kind
of operation on Lispworks.  Lispworks does not provide a portable means
to invoke from the command-line, indeed invocation from the command line
is *IMPOSSIBLE* unless you pay extra for a Professional license.  Also,
image-dumping is only possible if you have a Professional license.

What's even The Right Thing here?  Should we be checking to see if image
creation is possible?  And how do we capture the fact that some of our
stuff requires that the user create a LW image that can be invoked from
the command line w/o starting up the IDE?

I really wish they would ship with a simple command-line executable...


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