interactive-pane is an editor with a process reading and processing input, and that collects any output into itself. We are considering deprecating
interactive-pane - please contact Lisp Support if you use it.
interactive-pane contains its own GUI stream. The
is called once, when the
interactive pane is created: it needs to repeatedly take input from the GUI stream and write output to it. The
is called on a separate process from the process that displays the pane and does editor interaction. If the
wants to invoke CAPI functionality, it needs to use apply-in-pane-process to ensure it is done on the right process. If the
returns, the process just exits, but the pane itself stays and continues to function as an editor-pane.
Note that because the pane is a fully functional editor-pane, the user can perform complex operations, and the top-level-function should try to cope with it. For example, the user may yank a very large amount of text, or may delete half of the buffer.
The first argument to top-level-function is the interface containing the interactive pane. The second argument is the interactive pane itself. The third argument is the GUI stream. The default for top-level-function is a function which runs a Lisp listener top-loop.
The class listener-pane is built upon
interactive-pane. listener-pane adds functionality for handling Lisp forms and handles complexities involved with the interaction with the Editor, so it is much easier to use. If you use
interactive-pane directly please contact Lisp Support.
This class was named
interactive-stream in LispWorks 3.2 but has been renamed to avoid confusion (as this class is not a stream but a pane that contains a stream).
interactive-stream and its accessors
interactive-stream-stream have now been removed.
CAPI User Guide and Reference Manual (Macintosh version) - 25 Feb 2015