The main LispWorks installation directory.
The initial value is
on Linux (for an installation from the tar archive) or FreeBSD.
on Microsoft Windows.
on Mac OS X.
Note however that the value can be set when configuring an image or on startup.
holds the name of the directory where various files important for the running of LispWorks are located.
When LispWorks starts in a directory which contains an appropriate numbered subdirectroy such as
, then it assumes this is the LispWorks installation directory and sets
accordingly. Additionally, LispWorks for Macintosh running on Cocoa looks for such a subdirectory in the
folder alongside its application bundle, and if found it sets
On non-Windows platforms, LispWorks then consults the Unix environment variable
. If this is set, then
is set accordingly.
should include these subdirectories:
, which contains the configuration files.
, which contains any public (numbered) patches that are distributed by LispWorks Ltd.
, which is the place to put private (named) patches that are sent to you by Lisp Support.
, which contains configuration files for printing using the CAPI printing library. See "Customization of LispWorks" in the
LispWorks User Guide
for more information on printer configuration.
, which contains various files of example code.
Other directories are
. There is also
for platforms where Motif is supported.
LispWorks Reference Manual - 12 Mar 2008