3.3.2 Using the clipboard

You can use the clipboard to transfer data between tools, or even between the environment and other applications that you are running. There are three commands available, as follows:

Unlike the clipboard in many other applications, the Common LispWorks clipboard can contain a Common Lisp object. This makes the Common LispWorks clipboard an exceptionally powerful tool, allowing you to pass objects between different tools in the environment so that they can be examined in different ways.

Use of Copy or Cut followed by Paste lets you transfer items between tools, or to different parts of the same tool. There are several ways to use these commands:

As well as the menu commands, you can use the , and buttons in the toolbar, for Cut , Copy and Paste respectively.

Note: You can also transfer data within the environment using the standard actions commands described in Performing operations on selected objects.

UNIX Implementation Note: The environment also interacts with the standard UNIX clipboard, so that data can be transferred to or from applications other than Lisp. To do this, the UNIX and Common LispWorks clipboards are kept in synchronization all the time, as follows:

Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 21 Feb 2008