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

From: Doug Evans
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add ',run' and ',!'
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:03:33 -0700

On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

fwiw, I use ! in gdb all the time.

I would find ,! in guile's repl very useful myself.

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