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1.3 Conventions and terminology used in this manual

This section discusses the conventions and terminology that are used throughout this manual.

1.3.1 Common Lisp reference text

The Common Lisp reference text for Delivery and LispWorks is the ANSI Common Lisp standard. A HTML version of this standard is installed with LispWorks and can be viewed by choosing Help > Manuals from the LispWorks podium and selecting "ANSI Common Lisp Standard". This is referred to as "the ANSI standard" throughout.

1.3.2 Platform-specific keywords

Some of the delivery parameters do not apply to all platforms. This is indicated where applicable:


means all supported Microsoft Windows operating systems.


means all supported Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.

x86/x64 Solaris

means all supported Solaris operating systems running on x86 or x64 hardware. It does not include SPARC hardware.


means a Microsoft Windows dynamic link library.

Dynamic library

means a loadable dynamic shared library on any platform, including Windows DLLs.

1.3.3 Example files

This manual often refers to example files in the LispWorks library, like this:

(example-edit-file "delivery/hello/deliver")

These examples are Lisp source files in your LispWorks installation under lib/7-1-0-0/examples/. You can simply evaluate the given form to view the example source file.

Example files contain instructions about how to use them at the start of the file.

The examples files are in a read-only directory and therefore you should compile them inside the IDE (by the Editor command Compile Buffer or the toolbar button or by choosing Buffer > Compile from the context menu), so it does not try to write a fasl file.

If you want to manipulate an example file or compile it on the disk rather than in the IDE, then you need first to copy the file elsewhere (most easily by using the Editor command Write File or by choosing File > Save As from the context menu).

LispWorks Delivery User Guide - 10 Aug 2017