[Ecls-list] Few lines implementation of "curl" or "wget" using Common Lisp?

Paul Bowyer pbowyer at olynet.com
Sun Nov 20 20:16:39 UTC 2011

On 11/20/2011 09:26 AM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Zach Beane <xach at xach.com 
> <mailto:xach at xach.com>> wrote:
>     Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
>     <mailto:juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com>> writes:
>     > Anyone has such a function? I would like to plug it into ECL for
>     downloading
>     > the ANSI test suite.
>     Quicklisp's http.lisp has something like that, but it's not very short
>     (it has code to handle chunked encoding for example). The old
>     asdf-install has http code and it's pretty short.
> I am considering including http.lisp in the contributed sources, 
> packaging it differently, but adding the original license. This would 
> allow the test suite to 1) download quicklisp, sandbox it and test a 
> set of libraries, 2) download the ansi test suite and run it and 3) 
> download additional sets of software (Maxima, fricas, etc). In 2) and 
> 3) I might have to set up a mirror for the repositories making nightly 
> tarballs, but I believe it is doable.
> Juanjo
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Since I already have quicklisp installed and it's accessible from slime, 
or via clbuild using a command shell, it would be redundant to have it 
(re-)installed by the ECL test suite unless it was isolated to the 
ecl-test folder.


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