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Re: guile pipeline do-over

From: Rutger van Beusekom
Subject: Re: guile pipeline do-over
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:37:27 +0100
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Hi Linus,

pipeline is implemented with piped-process, which is implemented with
scm_start_child, which does not use the shell. In your pipeline you can
use a shell explicitly if you wanted to. I do not think I should follow
the asterisk convention in procedure naming for pipeline. What do you


Linus Björnstam writes:

> I have a question about the interface. It uses the shell now, it seems. (I 
> could be wrong). The guile system call has a (system cmd ) which uses the 
> shell and a system* call which takes (system* cmd arg ...) So that it does 
> not rely on the shell. Maybe a similar interface could be useful (and more 
> secure) for the pipeline as well.
> Thank you for this patch.
>   Linus Björnstam
> ...

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