On Sat, Dec 21, 2002 at 06:21:37PM -0700, Kevin Rosenberg wrote:
> I'm fond of the AllegroCL top-level. At least, I enjoy advantage of
> the numerous shortcuts.
> I've attached a unified diff file against src/code/toplevel.lisp which
> adds toplevel commands, history re-execution, and defining
> aliases. I've emulated the AllegroCL interface which is documented on
OK, thank you. I'm not going to have an informed opinion about it
until after Christmas, though, since it's a sizable patch, and I'm not
already familiar with the ACL toplevel.
Incidentally, I'd like to solicit general opinions about this kind of
thing. Should we make our built-in toplevel more like ACL's? Should we
provide enough hooks that people can easily write their own toplevels
(like this one, and perhaps another one to be very ILISP-friendly, and
a GUI-oriented one, and so forth) and then distribute them in
sbcl/contrib? Should we do something else?
Also, what are the practical and legal issues in providing or
depending on something where we can't legally copy the documentation?
William Harold Newman <william.newman@...>
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