Hi David,

I have now tried your container as described at 
https://hub.docker.com/r/progit/docker-tinycore-picolisp/, and I got PicoLisp 
version 16.5.30 running. Does your container allow me to get access to the 
Tinycore Linux command line?

I need to load a PicoLisp file I have on my Mac. I have tried starting your 
container like this:
docker run -v /Users/jkleiser/script -it progit/docker-tinycore-picolisp
but when I from inside PicoLisp do (dir "/Users/jkleiser/script”), I just get 
NIL, so for some reason sharing the OS X file system with your container 
doesn’t work at the moment. Maybe the container has to be set up for the new 
‘osxfs’ shared file system solution? I don’t know.

If I could get at the Tinycore Linux CLI, then I could maybe get my PicoLisp 
file by use of wget or curl (if I put the file on the net first).


> On 6. Jun, 2016, at 23:32, David Bloom <ipro...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> There are several reasons why I've created PicoLisp in a container.
> 1) The image has recently been trimmed down to 14MB.  The large image was 
> just to get something out there and refine it shortly afterwards.
> 2) I didn't know that there was an existing extension.  Is it the latest 
> version?  All existing apt-get/tce-load solutions were off older versions.
> 3) PicoLisp on windows isn't very straightforward to set up but Docker seems 
> easier.  Perhaps it can help garner more windows attention?
> 4) And the main reason why is to run PicoLisp apps against a distributed 
> storage on Triton container infrastructure.  Ultimately because I think 
> people are doing it wrong, using Python mainly for data science applications. 
>  My friend said to show people what's the right way then.  I'd much rather 
> use PicoLisp rather than Python for data science applications.  Yes I 
> understand that it lowers the barrier of entry for non-programmers but then 
> companies wind up hiring programmers anyway so I'm reaching for my favorite 
> language
> I hope that explains things more.
> Why download a 187MB file to "try" PicoLisp in Tinycore when you can just 
> type: "tce-load -il picolisp" to download/install the 88KB extension ?
> I'm sorry, I don't understand the purpose of this.
> Alex
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 2:46 PM, David Bloom <ipro...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks to your collective help I'm pleased to announce the availability of 
> PicoLisp in a docker container!  Now anyone with docker installed can try out 
> 64-bit PicoLisp v16.2 running on Tinycore Linux by running:
> docker pull progit/picolisp
> The image is 187MB which I hope to trim further but this is already hundreds 
> of MB less than most popular images.  I'll maintain the latest version in the 
> container.
> Please do offer up helpful suggestions if you have any and enjoy!
> -David Bloom

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