Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#319 closed defect (fixed)

RUN-PROGRAM and stream encodings

Reported by: gb Owned by: gb
Priority: minor Milestone: Clozure CL 1.4
Component: Runtime (threads, GC) Version: unspecific
Keywords: Cc:


Many standard programs (many GNU tools, including GCC) produce output in UTF-8 or some other non-empty encoding. CCL::MONITOR-EXTERNAL-PROCESS just interprets each octet it receives as a character-code; ideally, there should be some way of specifying how those octets encode characters.

Non-interactive input to external processes sometimes involves writing a lisp stream's contents to a temporary file and passing a descriptor to that file as the subprocess' standard input; similarly, there should be some way of ensuring that that input is encoded according to the external program's expectations.

How significant a problem this is may depend on how visible it is, which in turn depends on lots of factors ("locales", terminal/Emacs settings) outside of the lisp's control. It seems desirable that the lisp offer a way of doing (its part of) this right.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by rme

  • Milestone 1.2 deleted

Milestone 1.2 deleted

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by rme

  • Milestone set to Clozure CL 1.4

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by rme

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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