From: Bruno Haible <bruno@cl...> - 2005-06-03 17:01:27
Thomas F. Burdick wrote:
>> Also, some GNU programs accept /dev/stdin and /dev/stdout even on
>> systems that don't have it in the filesystem. clisp could do the same.
> Wouldn't it be cleaner to provide these as binary streams in the EXT
> package, as something like *BINARY-STDIN*, *BINARY-STDOUT*, and
> *BINARY-STDERR* ? That way the user doesn't have to figure out the
> correct way to get them on that OS, and it wouldn't involve any
> grossness like magical filenames that the implementation intercepts.
I like the idea. Thanks.
Would other Lisp implementors want to do the same (hi SBCL people!)?