[luatex] status of io.popen() on windows

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Dec 31 08:42:13 CET 2009

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Hi,
> According to the Lua reference manual entry for io.popen(), "This function is
> system dependent and is not available on all platforms.". What's its status in
> LuaTeX on windows (and other platforms, but I guess windows is the problematic
> platform due to lack of fork() etc)?

Have you (or anyone) tried? I think it should work just fine on windows.

The warning is more about embedded systems, some of which do not even
have a C runtime library.

Best wishes,

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