Subject: Re: packages From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 17:49:18 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Vojin Jovanovic > Of course I am hopelessly confused since CLISP documentation is not > helping me. But this is really about making a new package that picks and chooses symbols from another package than of using or unusing some packages wholesale. > I tried what Kent suggested but as you know I can't get to be in the > automatically in the package that I defined in the file (I still have to > study your initialization file to see what you do). My initialization file is for Allegro CL 5, actually, but you might be able to find something fairly similar in CLISP. I have no idea, though. > However, the following I don't understand. > > In the CLISP implementation notes it says > > Classes [CLHS-4.3] > The CLOS symbols are EXPORTed from the package "CLOS" and thus normally > visible in all user packages. If you do not want them (for example, if you > want to use the PCL implementation of CLOS instead of the native one), do > (UNUSE-PACKAGE "CLOS"). The symbols you talk about are not "CLOS symbols". defclass, for instance, is in the common-lisp package. Whether it came from a CLOS package is quite immaterial when you use the common-lisp package. > I thought that defclass is defined in CLOS. Isn't that a part of object > oriented system? I think you may confuse packages with something else. Try to evaluate (symbol-package 'defclass) and see what you get. > I would try that if I knew how to do that. If you can be a little more > specific it would be appreciated. I suggest you start with reading up on defpackage. /// -- Why did that stupid George W. Bush turn to Christian fundamentalism to fight Islamic fundamentalism? Why use terms like "crusade", which only invokes fear of a repetition of that disgraceful period of Christianity with its _sustained_ terrorist attacks on Islam? He is _such_ an idiot.