[Ecls-list] Maxima & Cygwin

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 18 08:28:05 UTC 2011

As you all know, ECL does not work 100% well in Cygwin. The failing
component is the function run-program, which due to Cygwin's constraints has
to rely on fork(). This breaks every now and then and prevents ECL from
properly building other programs, since it is a key function to invoke the

I have changed this. ECL in cygwin will now rely on stdlib.h's function
system(). This represents a step backwards but it seems to solve the problem
of building Maxima, but it does not solve entirely the problem of invoking
other programs with redirected input/output.


Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC
c/ Serrano, 113b, Madrid 28006 (Spain)
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