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

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: Support for (system '("echo" "foo" "bar"))
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2003 09:25:06 +1000
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address@hidden (Paul Jarc) writes:
> True, but is it worth the effort?  What's the benefit supposed to be?

Only what you said about gc'ed port closing doing something the child
has no business touching.

> (signal handlers, maybe)

An ever present danger no doubt.  (They go via asyncs don't they?
Maybe call-with-blocked-asyncs around the fork.)

I guess some of these matters (if they're really problems) should be
outlined in the docs for primitive-fork.

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