A symbol representing the name of the system. The system must have been defined using the defsystem macro.
t then all the files in the system are loaded regardless. (This argument was formerly called force-p. The old name is currently still accepted for compatibility.)
nil or not present then
load-system works silently. Otherwise a plan of the actions which
load-system intends to carry out is printed. What happens next depends on the value of simulate:
load-system displays each action in the plan one at a time, and asks you if you want to carry out this particular action. The answer executes the rest of the plan without further prompting,
e returns from
load-system without further processing, and
n work as expected.
t the source files of the system are loaded. This only applies to file types where it makes sense to load a source file.
This is the directory to search for the object files. If the object file cannot be found here then the source file from the system's default directory are loaded.
For Lisp files
load-system loads the object file (if it exists) into the image, unless over-ridden by the
:source-only keyword argument. This behavior can be changed so that the newest file (whether source or object) is loaded by setting the variable
C source files, for example
foo.c, can be included in a system (see the use of
:type in defsystem). The corresponding object file name is
foo.so on Linux, and on Unix it is
.o where n is a platform-specific integer. On Windows the object file name is
LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 13 Feb 2015