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File Date Author Commit
 internals 2007-09-09 Christophe Rhodes Christophe Rhodes [fab074] texi2pdf rework (Aymeric Vincent sbcl...
 internals-notes 2007-11-06 Nikodemus Siivola Nikodemus Siivola [3b96e3] thread-safe FORM-NUMBER-TRANSLATIONS
 manual 2007-11-07 Rudi Schlatte Rudi Schlatte [2dd7bd] Fix tyops in the manual
 .cvsignore 2003-11-26 William Harold Newman William Harold Newman [d1b347]
 FOR-CMUCL-DEVELOPERS 2000-09-18 William Harold Newman William Harold Newman [a530bb] Initial revision
 GIT-FOR-SBCL-HACKERS.txt 2007-08-20 Rudi Schlatte Rudi Schlatte [0455d5] doc spelling fixes.
 PACKAGING-SBCL.txt 2007-07-16 Nikodemus Siivola Nikodemus Siivola [09526a] note for SBCL packagers
 README 2004-10-28 Christophe Rhodes Christophe Rhodes [10047f] 2004-10-28 Christophe Rhodes Christophe Rhodes [10047f] 2003-11-26 Kevin Rosenberg Kevin Rosenberg [3c5c2c] 2007-04-19 NIIMI Satoshi NIIMI Satoshi [a3cecc] fix doc/ if "make" comman...
 sbcl-asdf-install.1 2005-08-03 Juho Snellman Juho Snellman [58d2fc]
 sbcl.1 2007-02-22 William Harold Newman William Harold Newman [bfeaca]

Read Me

SBCL is -- ahem! -- not completely documented at this point. What can
I say? Help with documentation might not be refused.:-)

There is a Unix man page, sbcl.1.

There is a user manual in texinfo format, in doc/manual/. (In
binary distributions, the compiled-into-HTML translations are also

Much of the documentation for supported extensions is in their Lisp
doc strings. For example, to find out how to use the SAVE-LISP-AND-DIE
function in the SB-EXT package, you can execute
  (documentation 'sb-ext:save-lisp-and-die 'function)
  (describe 'sb-ext:save-lisp-and-die)
in SBCL.

The user manual is incomplete, and some of its chapters are just notes
that "this is similar to chapter such-and-such of the CMU CL user
manual". The old CMU CL documentation can still be useful both for
missing chapters of the user manual and for documentation of the
internals of the system. It can be downloaded from

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