Notational Conventions

The User's Guide employs the following conventions to distinguish different types of text.

Lisp and CLIM constructs, such as functions or classes.

significant term
Significant terms introduced for the first time. These terms appear in the glossary.

code examples
Computer-generated text, prompts, and messages, as well as code examples and user entries.

References to keystrokes, as inMETA orSHIFT. Logical keystrokes are enclosed in angle brackets. Thus for<ABORT>, you might typeCONTROL-z; for<END>,CONTROL-]; and for<HELP>,META-?.

function arguments
Arguments to functions.

specified arguments
Specific values for arguments within code examples.

unspecified arguments
Arguments within code examples for which the user must supply a value.

Menu Item
Menu items, as in Exit or File>Save or Up.

Pathnames, filenames, and parts of filenames.

References to the Unix release directory are enclosed in angle brackets to represent the actual name of the directory. So: <release-directory>/demo/puzzle.lisp for one user might be /usr/local/clim/demo/puzzle.lisp. For another, it might be /hqn/bin/demo/puzzle.lisp.

Mouse pointer gestures are capitalized, as in Left orSHIFT-Middle.

CLIM 2.0 User's Guide - OCT 1998

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