Subject: not so crippled Allegro CL Lite 5.0
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/02/06
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

  sometimes reading the manuals can yield the strangest things.  looking
  for something entirely different, the function EXCL:LOAD-COMPILED came
  up, and it looked kind of strange, so in case those who have complained
  vociferously about the lack of COMPILE-FILE in the Windows demo version
  of Allegro CL, the Lite edition, would be pacified by the existence of
  this function, here's the documentation:

Compiles and loads the file specified by the filename argument but does not
write a fasl file.  This function is intended for use with certain trial
versions of Allegro CL in which COMPILE-FILE (and friends) are disabled.
This function takes a filename and any number of keys that are appropriate
for COMPILE-FILE.  Users who have access to COMPILE-FILE need not use this

[ this has been a public service announcement. ]

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