lisp-invocation

2017-02-27

lisp-invocation

lisp-invocation is a small library for starting Lisp processes from Common Lisp.

lisp-invocation actually only computes the proper command-line invocations; to actually run a process, you will use uiop:run-program, inferior-shell:run, or external-program:start.

Usage

A simple example: Starting an SBCL process, running some code and quitting. Here we use uiop:run-program to run the process and extract its output.

(let ((impl :sbcl))
  (uiop:run-program
   (lisp-invocation:lisp-invocation-arglist
    :implementation-type impl
    :eval (format nil "(progn (format t ~S '~S) ~A)"
                  "~{~31R~^ ~}~%" '(595756 9556552524 643802 496307950)
                  (lisp-invocation:quit-form :code 0 :implementation-type impl)))
   :output :string))

Requirements

lisp-invocation depends on ASDF 3.1.2 or later for its package-inferred-system, but you'd want it 3.1.2 anyway for its enhanced uiop:run-program.

License

Free Software available under an MIT-style license.

Copyright (c) 2008 ITA Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

Author
Francois-Rene Rideau
Maintainer
Francois-Rene Rideau
License
MIT