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3.3.2 Using the clipboard

You can use the clipboard to transfer data between tools, or even between the LispWorks IDE and other applications that you are running. There are three commands available, as follows:

Use of Copy or Cut followed by Paste lets you transfer items between tools, or to different parts of the same tool.

Unlike the clipboard in many other applications, the LispWorks IDE clipboard can contain a Common Lisp object. This makes the LispWorks IDE clipboard an exceptionally powerful tool, allowing you to pass objects between different tools in the environment so that they can be examined in different ways.

If the clipboard contains a Lisp object and you use the Paste command on a pane that only accepts text, then the object's printed representation will be pasted.

There are several ways to use these commands:

As well as the menu commands, you can use the , and buttons in the toolbar, for Cut , Copy and Paste respectively.

Note: You can also transfer data within the environment using the standard actions commands described in Performing operations on selected objects.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Unix version) - 25 Nov 2011