[Ecls-list] new ECL list member/ ECL project

Dustin Long dlong at stevens.edu
Mon Jan 23 07:59:05 UTC 2006

Thanks for the input, everyone. After reading the initial replies about 
the site I realized that I forgot to test on anything but my own browser 
and monitor resolution. Shame on me! I'll try to fix it later tonight.
The info about streams sounds very interesting, I'll be incorporating 
that at some point. Thanks again!


Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll wrote:

>On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 04:45 -0500, Dustin Long wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I've been messing around with ECL for the past month or so, impressed 
>>with its ability to create actual Windows applications using Common 
>>Lisp. After a sufficient amount of hacking, I produced a working example 
>>of ECL embedded in a Visual Basic application, and have made a 
>>noob-level tutorial on how to recreate such a setup. Please if you will, 
>>post a link to said tutorial in the news listing, on useset, or on the 
>>main site, in order to help newcomers better figure out the maze of lisp 
>>life. Thanks, and thanks for all the hard work on ECL,
>Hi Dustin,
>congratulations for you nice application. First of all, regarding the
>complaints some people had about the navigation panel, you can solve it
>by fixing the width in pixels of the text in the "body" element from the
>As for your intro, it is quite well explained. There is one point you
>mention, which is input/output of data from the lisp code. You should
>know that input and output are by default directed to the stdin/stdout
>of your C program. Windows programs sometimes have these streams closed
>and therefore ECL will fail to produce output.
>A simple fix is to redirect all interaction to a null stream:
>	(setf *terminal-io* (make-broadcast-stream))
>More than a solution this can be characterized as a hack, because at
>some point your lisp will run on some error and it will need some
>interaction on your side.
>If you do not want your program to be interactive, you can handle all
>errors using cl_safe_eval(). But if you want to allow for some responses
>from the user, you should then build Gray streams using something like
>Julian Stecklina's code in Xchat. At some point one should add a simple
>applet to examples/ showing how to do it.
>Hope this helps somehow.
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