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Re: Pipes between lisp and C

Depending on the size of packages involved, the simplest and most
effect way of interacting between languages, and the one I have
personally had the most success with, is just loading the programs
in, using cfasl or ffasl (for Fortran fans).  This works quite
well for loading things of the sort "random library of graphics
functions" or "math library"  or in one case "hairy interactive
matrix package".  The last case "MATLAB" from Univ. New Mexico,
required some minor hacking, but I suspect the alternative of
using pipes would be more painful.
  This is not to say IPC has no place or that pipes are no good;
but I hate to use an overly general mechanism, or one with unnecessary
inefficiency and inadequacies.