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LISP(1) 	     General Commands Manual		  LISP(1)

NAME
lisp - lisp interpreter
SYNOPSIS
lisp
DESCRIPTION
Lisp is a provisional lisp interpreter. It only runs in eval mode. Built in functions are named in lower case, and case is distinguished. It is being transmuted from a subset of lisp as provided by the Harvard UNIX lisp in use at UCB, to a subset of MIT's MACLISP. The following functions are provided as machine code: Lambda functions: atom dptr load putd rplacd bcdp drain null putprop set car eq numberp ratom terpr cdr equal outfile read close eval patom readc concat get pntlen retbrk cons getd portp return cont infile print rplaca Nlambda functions (possibly simulating ones which are normally lambdas): add1 difference onep quotient zerop and exit or reset break go plus setq cond minus product sub1 cond mod prog sum def not quote times The following functions are provided as lisp code (and at the moment must be read in by saying (load 'auxfns): add copy length numbp append defevq linelength pp_etc apply* defprop member reverse charcnt defprop memcar terpri chrct diff memcdr conc last nconc All of the above functions are documented in the ``Harvard Lisp Manual.'' The following functions are provided as in MIT's MACLISP. alphalessp do mapc setsyntax apply explodec mapcar throw ascii exploden prog2 tyi catch funcall progn tyipeek defun implode progv tyo ``Hairy control structure'' is provided by the Nlambda (process command inport outport) where command is an atom whose print name is some command that you would wish typed at the terminal, e.g. ``neqn | nroff -ms''; where inport and outport are atoms which will be bound to port descriptors for use in communication with the subprocess. Inport is a port to a pipe which will be read by the subprocess as its standard input. If Inport is nil (or not present), the subprocess inherits the standard input, and lisp waits for the subprocess to die. If Inport is the atom t lisp continues without waiting.
AUTHORS
Originally written by Jeff Levinsky, Mike Curry, and John Breedlove. Keith Sklower made it work and is maintaining the current version. The garbage collector was implemented by Bill Rowan.
SEE ALSO
Harvard UNIX Lisp Manual MACLISP Manual UCB Franz Lisp Manual
BUGS
The status bits for setsyntax are not the same as for MACLISP. Closing down a pipe doesn't always seem to work correctly. Arrays are not implemented in version 1. 3rd Berkeley Distribution LISP(1)
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