18 The Listener

The Listener is a tool that lets you evaluate Common Lisp expressions interactively and immediately see the results. It is useful for executing short pieces of Common Lisp, and extensive use is made of it in the examples given in this manual. This chapter describes all the facilities of the Listener.

18.1 The basic features of a Listener

18.2 Evaluating simple forms

18.3 Re-evaluating forms

18.4 Interrupting evaluation

18.5 The History menu

18.6 The Expression menu

18.7 The Values menu

18.8 The Debug menu

18.9 Execute mode

18.10 Setting Listener preferences

18.11 Running Editor forms in the Listener

18.12 Switching to and from other tools

18.13 Help with editing in the Listener

Common LispWorks User Guide (Macintosh version) - 21 Feb 2008