Differences Win32 and UNIX like OSs
Installation and start-up and exit
.init.lsp - looked for in HOME directory environment variable on Unix or on USERPROFILE or DOCUMENT_ROOT environment variable contents on Win32 (see code init.lsp).
installation - on UNIX in /usr/bin and /usr/share/newlisp/ on Windows in Program files/newlisp or directory inidicated by PROGRAMFILES environment variable.
exit newLISP - Ctrl-D on UNIX, Ctrl-Z on Win32, (exit) and Ctrl-C work on both
date - some format characters differ and Window rerturns 12/31/1969, while Unix returns nil for values resulting in dates earlier than 1/11970.
directory - the format for directory spec may have drive letters in Win32, they are not existent on UNIX.
fork - multithreading with fork is only available on UNIX.
import - on Win32 two callling conventions stdcall and cdecl' on UNIX only cdecl''.
member - on strings does not have an option for case insensitivity on Win32.
net-receive-from - on Win32 bytes received more the max-bytes specified result in net-receive-from returning nil and socket closure. On Unix bytes are discarded.
net-receive-udp - same as net-receive-from.
now - daylight savings time is a o/1 flag on UNIX but the bias in minutes on Win32.
parse-date - not available on Win32.
println - line terminator in UNIX is 10/LF but 13-10/CR-LF on Win32.
process - on Win32 has a display option to control icon, hidden, or window display status
process - on UNIX can specify an optional pipe handle for stderr redirection.
read-key - returns 10/LF on UNIX but 13/CR return on Win32 for the <enter> key.
reset - has an option on UNIX to restart the process, not available on Win32.
semaphore - on UNIX can inquire semaphore status, not available on Win32.
share - on UNIX returns an absolute memory address, but a handle on Win32 only acessable via the share function.
signal - on UNIX Ctrl-C (SIGINT) can be handled, on Win32 Ctrl-C will always exit.
spawn - belongs to the Cilk API, is only simulated on Windows for portability.
sync - belongs to the Cilk API, is only simulated on Windows for portability.
wait-pid - is only available on UNIX.
write-line - line terminator in UNIX is 10/LF but 13-10/CR-LF on Win32.