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Re: [PATCH] Add ',run' and ',!'

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add ',run' and ',!'
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:38:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)


Following up after a loooong time --

On Fri 12 Apr 2013 01:55, Daniel Hartwig <address@hidden> writes:

> On 11 April 2013 13:37, Ian Price <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> So, what do you think [about ,run and ,!]?
>> This is the sort of thing that belongs in a .guile rather than in
>> guile IMO.
> Right, and since you can already do this with more control via the
> posix interface, adding this 'shortcut' to the repl adds little in the
> way of value.

I'm not sure I agree.  Anything a REPL command can do can also be done
programmatically, so that's not really an argument against REPL
commands.  OTOH people find that the ability to shell out is useful --
almost all language shells have such a thing.  I think such a feature
could have a place in Guile proper.


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