Re: [code] [textadept] a struggle across 32/64 toolchains

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016 20:41:55 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Pedro,

On Mon, 8 Aug 2016, Pedro Andres Aranda Gutierrez wrote:

> I'm no expert in Lua. However in python you can use spawn which uses
> COMSPEC or exec which doesn't... Isn't there anything like this in Lua?

Sure, Lua has `io.popen()` and `os.execute()`, but they run processes in
the same thread via 'exec' or a similar mechanism. `spawn()` does a little
extra to run in a separate process, which involves COMSPEC in Windows.


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