There is an alternative to manually establishing a conversation and then disconnecting it once all transactions between server and client are concluded: the automatically managed conversation. Client functions that end with a
conduct automatically managed conversations.
A function handling an automatically managed conversation takes a service designator and topic designator as two of its arguments, and either automatically establishes a conversation with a server responding to the service designator/topic designator pair, or uses an existing equivalent conversation. For the purpose of brevity, functions conducting automatically managed conversations will not be explicitly documented in this chapter. See the LispWorks Reference Manual for full details.