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On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Axel Kittenberger <> wrote:
> add popen() to this, where lua directly uses posix already.

Yes, and you become aware of this when using popen() on a Windows GUI
application - behaviour ranges from 'not working' to 'nasty black box

Fine for console use, however. And so very useful that we forgive the
lack of consistency.

steve d.