mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 19 20:05:16 CEST 2000
quinn at euro.ugcs.caltech.edu (Quinn Dunkan) writes:
> I do need the shell's useful things, and the system() commands are
> constants, so things should be pretty bulletproof as long as the
> environment is also constant, right? But it *would* be useful to
> have a spawn() or run() or something builtin which does a proper
> vfork/exec with no subshell involved. I often find myself writing
> one of those.
The time machine's got that one too:
This will be 1.6. No docstrings yet... mmm.
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attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
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