[Pharo-users] OSProcess / OSSubprocess / LibC uniqueInstance

Alistair Grant akgrant0710 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 14:47:41 EST 2019

On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 at 13:45, Albrecht Baur via Pharo-users
<pharo-users at lists.pharo.org> wrote:
> Thank you.
> The Metacello snippet helps. It loads a newer version than that from the catalog browser.
> But 2 more questions:
> 1.: Is there a reason not to use just ...
> LibC uniqueInstance system: 'zip -r 123.zip zipme/'

You don't have the same level of control over the process, can't pipe
stdio, it introduces issues with interrupts (SIGINT, SIGQUIT), etc.

> And 2.: Is it ok to use OSSubprocess on in 64 bit images even though the documentation says it doesn't work ? (but it does)
> -> https://github.com/pharo-contributions/OSSubprocess#installation

That's a surprise.  Yes, OSSubprocess is officially supported on 64
bits, the readme is out of date.


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