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Re: Support for (system '("echo" "foo" "bar"))

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Support for (system '("echo" "foo" "bar"))
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 17:59:22 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> wrote:
> address@hidden (Paul Jarc) writes:
>> At some level, the child has to allocate the argv array that will be
>> passed to execve().
> Could do that in the parent, where any gc is certain to be safe.

True, but is it worth the effort?  What's the benefit supposed to be?
And how sure are we that nothing else could trigger garbage collection
(signal handlers, maybe)?


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