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I did popen/popen2 for SciTE recently, and it was not easy - but the
results are very satisfactory. (io.popen is broken for Windows
non-console apps, and under *nix still dodgy, I suspect because of
__gc). Anybody interested in the code?

steve d.

On 8/11/07, Duck <> wrote:
> Something equivalent to popen2() wouldn't half be nice, too, for platforms
> which support it. I suppose I'm thinking here of Lua as a scripting
> language (e.g. like gawk) not just an embedding language.