[Ecls-list] head: -8 is deprecated in 0.9i

Dustin Long dlong at stevens.edu
Sat Dec 23 08:10:17 UTC 2006

Dennis Heuer wrote:
> Hello
> I tried to install ecl the first time but it stopped because of
> deprecated options for the head command. One shall now use -n 8. I
> restarted make with LANG=en_US to send you the output but then
> compilation ended successfully. Am not shure if that's a good sign,
> though
> Btw., arrow keys produce escape codes in the runtime environment when
> under X. In bash, arrow keys cause the cursor to run around on screen
> and, after pressing return, the environment prints an 'unknown ESC
> character' error.

Pretty much every lisp implementation besides clisp works this way. You 
can use rlwrap [ http://utopia.knoware.nl/~hlub/rlwrap/ ] to get around 
this if you want, but honestly, it's worth biting the bullet and just 
going for emacs+slime.
>  In both, the prompt 'grows' for one new '>' after each
> error message.
When the prompt is "growing" it means that you are one level deeper into 
the error handler. Type ":q" (colon que) to restart back at the top-level.

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