Subject: Re: ACL 4.3 For Linux license concerns
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/01/04
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (David Lichteblau)
| Is my understanding right that the Lisp Machines have various kinds of
| listeners for purposes like this?

  I believe that's part of the package.

| Or is there one which works for normal language-oriented queries as well
| as for OS-level (:ls) things?

  :LS is ordinarily a Common Lisp keyword, but when the normal Allegro CL
  top-level read-eval-print loop reads a line that starts with the value of
  TOP-LEVEL:*COMMAND-CHAR* (ordinarily #\:), it is interpreted as a
  top-level command instead of an s-expression.  however, these commands
  are _not_ "OS-level".  :ls was intended to be an abbreviation just like
  :cf for COMPILE-FILE, :cl for COMPILE-AND-LOAD, etc, intended to mean