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is the mailing list for all LispWorks users. You are invited to help each other, exchange ideas and code, and tell us how you want LispWorks and its associated products to evolve. We post news about releases and patch bundles to this list.

is a subscriber-only list. Only subscribers may post.

How to... 

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Browseable Gmane archive

Our friends at Gmane maintain an archive of this list at http://news.gmane.org/gmane.lisp.lispworks.general/.

lisp-hug archive at Gmane

Anyone can browse the Gmane archive, including non-subscribers.

Troubleshooting

message or posting does not appear on the list
If you want to post (by any means, including Gmane) remember that you need to be subscribed to lisp-hug. Also, your message should be no larger than 200000 bytes.
failed to subscribe
Messages received by are interpreted as plain text. Each command needs to be on a single line, or on multiple lines with all but the last line ending with a backslash (\) character.
Therefore mailers which do automatic line-wrapping, or send mail in HTML, Quoted Printable or other encodings, may produce messages which will be rejected by the list server. Switch off line wrapping and specify plain text encoding when emailing commands to the list server.
want to post but not receive email
If you want to post but not receive list email (for instance, because you read lisp-hug solely via Gmane) then please ask who will modify your subscription.

Dos and don'ts

  • Do please keep to the subject.
  • Don't post messages which are about Common Lisp in general (as opposed to the LispWorks implementation of Common Lisp). These belong on comp.lang.lisp.
  • Do include complete example source code, if appropriate, to illustrate your point.
  • Don't post messages larger than 200000 bytes, including attachments. Some subscribers have only slow connections so the list server is configured to reject large messages.
  • Do post a URL if you want readers to be able to access a large amount of data such as an image
  • Do feel free to post adverts for jobs using LispWorks. But please do this no more than once for each vacancy and be sure to request private replies only.

No-one answered my question. Hmmph!

Contributions to lisp-hug are voluntary and it may simply be that people don't have time to respond.

If your posting...

  • is easy to read, and
  • clearly and succinctly explains the issue, and
  • contains examples as appropriate
then it is more likely to get a response.

When you really need an answer or a bug fix, contact Lisp Support.

Why "hug"?

"hug" stands for "Harlequin User Group". Harlequin was the original developer of LispWorks.

"hug" also reflects the character of this list - friendly and mutually supportive - so we rather like the name.

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