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Re: Franz documentation for MIT LM code
- To: smh%MIT-EDDIE@MIT-MC.ARPA, franz-friends@Berkeley
- Subject: Re: Franz documentation for MIT LM code
- From: Sean McLinden <MCLINDEN@RUTGERS.ARPA>
- Date: Wed, 12 Dec 84 04:41:49 GMT
- Cc: sridhar%wsu.csnet@CSNET-RELAY.ARPA, MCLINDEN@RUTGERS.ARPA
- In-reply-to: Message from "Steven M. Haflich <smh@mit-eddie>" of 4 Dec 84 23:50:01 EST
- Original-date: 11 Dec 84 23:41:49 EST
Regarding the documentation for Franz Lisp and the MIT/Lisp Machine
Another option exists for those who might be interested. We at Decision
Systems Lab have been using a modified version of Opus 38.89 which in-
cludes the defstruct and flavors code already described. It also in-
cludes an Interlisp compatibility package which allows Interlisp
records as well as most of the CLISP forms (these are actually very
easily simulated with LOOP but we chose a strategy which is more
in keeping with the Interlisp implementation of CLISP involving
hashed definitions for CLISP forms.
The modified Lisp has all of the up-to-date flavors code and an
edited version of the manual which describes the format, defstruct,
and CLISP packages (borrowing heavily from the Laser edition of
the Common Lisp manual by Guy Steele). It also includes a re-organization
of much of the older manual into a more coherent form, and a number
of examples of more difficult concepts.
If there is any interest I can make this publicly available. It would
be of little value to simply have the additional chapter since it
refers, heavily, to material in other sections. Also, flavors is not,
yet included, since the status of flavors in Franz was uncertain up
to a few months ago.
For those interested, I will not be prepared to answer requests before
Christmas but after that I'll be around and can handle almost anything.
Decision Systems Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh