Re: Stream from call

2024-04-25 Thread Patrick Lebas
Thanks everyone for the speed

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Subject: Re: Stream from call


I obviously meant: check out (in 'lst ...)

not open, sorry!

On 25.04.24 13:33, andr...@itship.ch<mailto:andr...@itship.ch> wrote:

Hi Patrick!

1) for only reading: check out (open 'lst ...) - when (in) gets a list instead 
of a symbol (file) or number (already opened file descriptor), the list is 
evaluated like the (call) arguments and within the (in 'lst ...)-expression the 
input channel is bound to the output channel of the called executable. Then you 
can use (from) (till) (line) (char) etc. to read from it. Same way you can use 
(out) to call another executable and write more stuff to its stdin without 
reading from it.

2) for both reading and writing with the called executable, check out (pipe), 
especially the first form (pipe exe) -> fd which returns a file descriptor. 
Bind it to a variable like (setq OtherProcess (pipe ...)) and then you can use 
it it in subsequent calls like (in OtherProcess ...) and (out OtherProcess ...).

Be aware that the PicoLisp text stream functions (from) (till) (line) (char) 
etc. always read one additional character, which is placed in a look-ahead 
buffer, which can be retrieved with (peek) - depending on how the called 
executable handles stdin/stdout it might matter and you could block reading by 
accident because of the implicit look-ahead mechanism. It's not a big issue, 
but it can matter and then you must be aware of its workings.

Happy lisping,
Andreas

On 25.04.24 13:03, Patrick Lebas wrote:
How can I get the Stream-out from
(call 'ls) and put it into a string  (setq str...) ?  THANKS.
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Re: Stream from call

2024-04-25 Thread picolisp

I obviously meant: check out (in 'lst ...)

not open, sorry!

On 25.04.24 13:33, andr...@itship.ch wrote:


Hi Patrick!

1) for only reading: check out (open 'lst ...) - when (in) gets a list 
instead of a symbol (file) or number (already opened file descriptor), 
the list is evaluated like the (call) arguments and within the (in 
'lst ...)-expression the input channel is bound to the output channel 
of the called executable. Then you can use (from) (till) (line) (char) 
etc. to read from it. Same way you can use (out) to call another 
executable and write more stuff to its stdin without reading from it.


2) for both reading and writing with the called executable, check out 
(pipe), especially the first form (pipe exe) -> fd which returns a 
file descriptor. Bind it to a variable like (setq OtherProcess (pipe 
...)) and then you can use it it in subsequent calls like (in 
OtherProcess ...) and (out OtherProcess ...).


Be aware that the PicoLisp text stream functions (from) (till) (line) 
(char) etc. always read one additional character, which is placed in a 
look-ahead buffer, which can be retrieved with (peek) - depending on 
how the called executable handles stdin/stdout it might matter and you 
could block reading by accident because of the implicit look-ahead 
mechanism. It's not a big issue, but it can matter and then you must 
be aware of its workings.


Happy lisping,
Andreas

On 25.04.24 13:03, Patrick Lebas wrote:

How can I get the Stream-out from
(call 'ls) and put it into a string  (setq str...) ?  THANKS.
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Re: Stream from call

2024-04-25 Thread picolisp

Hi Patrick!

1) for only reading: check out (open 'lst ...) - when (in) gets a list 
instead of a symbol (file) or number (already opened file descriptor), 
the list is evaluated like the (call) arguments and within the (in 'lst 
..)-expression the input channel is bound to the output channel of the 
called executable. Then you can use (from) (till) (line) (char) etc. to 
read from it. Same way you can use (out) to call another executable and 
write more stuff to its stdin without reading from it.


2) for both reading and writing with the called executable, check out 
(pipe), especially the first form (pipe exe) -> fd which returns a file 
descriptor. Bind it to a variable like (setq OtherProcess (pipe ...)) 
and then you can use it it in subsequent calls like (in OtherProcess 
..) and (out OtherProcess ...).


Be aware that the PicoLisp text stream functions (from) (till) (line) 
(char) etc. always read one additional character, which is placed in a 
look-ahead buffer, which can be retrieved with (peek) - depending on how 
the called executable handles stdin/stdout it might matter and you could 
block reading by accident because of the implicit look-ahead mechanism. 
It's not a big issue, but it can matter and then you must be aware of 
its workings.


Happy lisping,
Andreas

On 25.04.24 13:03, Patrick Lebas wrote:

How can I get the Stream-out from
(call 'ls) and put it into a string  (setq str...) ?  THANKS.
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Re: Stream from call

2024-04-25 Thread Alex Williams

Try:

  (setq *Str (in '(/bin/ls) (till NIL T)))

Each entry will be separated by a newline "^J"

There are other ways to do this...


AW

On Thu, 25 Apr 2024, Patrick Lebas wrote:


How can I get the Stream-out from
(call 'ls) and put it into a string  (setq str...) ?  THANKS.
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Re: Stream from call

2024-04-25 Thread Tomas Hlavaty
On Thu 25 Apr 2024 at 11:03, Patrick Lebas  wrote:
> How can I get the Stream-out from
> (call 'ls) and put it into a string  (setq str...) ?  THANKS.

(in '(ls) (read))

you might want something else than read

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Stream from call

2024-04-25 Thread Patrick Lebas
How can I get the Stream-out from
(call 'ls) and put it into a string  (setq str...) ?  THANKS.
Envoyé à partir de Outlook pour Android