[developers] Help getting started debugging the logon system in Allegro Common Lisp

Emily M. Bender emily.m.bender at gmail.com
Sat May 16 23:15:21 CEST 2009


You are probably running from the logon binaries, and therefore
not accessing our ACL installation, which would be somewhere
else on Patas.  When it comes to running from source, you'll need
to get set up to use our ACL.


On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 2:12 PM, W.P. McNeill (UW)
<billmcn at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> In my setup (on patas at the University of Washington) I have a LOGON
> related entry in my .emacs file that points me to a $LOGONROOT/dot.emacs
> file that makes reference to a $LOGONROOT/franz directory which contains a
> bunch of lisp files that look like emacs interface code along with some
> compiled lisp files.  There is no documentation under this directory.
> Is $LOGONROOT/franz the Allegro Common Lisp directory or is it something
> else?
> Regardless, I have found an Allegro Common Lisp documentation with debugging
> instructions online.  Is this what you were talking about?
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Ann Copestake <Ann.Copestake at cl.cam.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>> you need the allegro common lisp documentation.  I believe you have a
>> licence for allegro there, so you'll find the documentation with the
>> allegro distribution, inside a directory called `doc'.  e.g.,
>> debugging.htm
>> Of course, I don't know where your allegro files are stored, but if
>> you look at however you invoke lisp (probably a command in .emacs),
>> you should be able to find the path name.
>> Best,
>> Ann
> --
> W.P. McNeill
> http://staff.washington.edu/billmcn/index.shtml
> Sent from Seattle, WA, United States

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