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- Subject: dumplisp
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Lynch)
- Date: Fri, 1 Feb 91 09:01:26 CST
According to the manual, dumplisp "executes all the functions on the list
*save-exit-functions*. This list initially contains a single function that
closes all windows, takes down and stores the current menu bar, and
disposes of other pointers to the Macintosh heap. Macintosh Allegro CL
then performs a garbage collection and dumps the heap image."
This raises some questions:
After the dumplisp finishes, the menubar is restored, and a listener pops
up. Is this accomplished by executing *restore-lisp-functions* or is this
The menu bar that is saved in this description: If it bears no
resemblance at all to the *default-menu-bar*, is it restored? Are the
mac-pointers taken care of?
Is there any way to do a dumplisp and then quit? We tried (dumplisp
"name") (quit) and the (quit) seemed to have been ignored.
Basically, we want to do a dumplisp to save the data rather than using a
data-file (this will be done periodically as a backup) because it is so
much faster. Has anyone tried this? Any comments or suggestions?
"TANSTAAFL" Rich email@example.com