Merge User manual from what we tagged as 1.0.1

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\title{A Manual for Armed Bear Common Lisp}
\date{January 10, 2012}
\date{January 25, 2012}
\author{Mark~Evenson, Erik~H\"{u}lsmann, Alessio~Stalla, Ville~Voutilainen}
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implementation for users of the system.
This manual corresponds to abcl-1.0.1 released on January 10, 2012.
This manual corresponds to abcl-1.1.0-dev, as yet unreleased..
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\item Alan Ruttenberg
\texttt{Thanks for JSS.}
\item and of course
\emph{Peter Graves}
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\textsc{ABCL} is packaged as a single jar file usually named either
``abcl.jar'' or possibly``abcl-1.0.1.jar'' if one is using a versioned
package on the local filesytem from your system vendor. This byte
package on the local filesystem from your system vendor. This byte
archive can be executed under the control of a suitable JVM \footnote
{Java Virtual Machine} by using the ``-jar'' option to parse the
manifest, and select the class named therein
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at an arbitrarily selected call frame.
\item An incomplete implementation of a properly named metaobject
protocol (viz. (A)MOP \footnote{The Art of the Metaobject Protocol} )
protocol (c.f. the (A)MOP \footnote{The Art of the Metaobject Protocol} specification)
% N.b.
% TODO go through AMOP with symbols, starting by looking for
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ABCL can be built with support for JSR-223, which offers a
language-agnostic API to invoke other languages from Java. The binary
distribution downloadable from ABCL's home is built
distribution download-able from ABCL's home is built
with JSR-223 support. If you're building ABCL from source on a pre-1.6
JVM, you need to have a JSR-223 implementation in your CLASSPATH (such
as Apache Commons BSF 3.x or greater) in order to build ABCL with
......@@ -602,13 +601,13 @@ well. You can obtain an instance of AbclScriptEngine using the
AbclScriptEngineFactory or by using the service provider mechanism
through ScriptEngineManager (refer to the javax.script documentation).
\subsubsection{Startup and configuration file}
\subsubsection{Start-up and configuration file}
At startup (i.e. when its constructor is invoked, as part of the
At start-up (i.e. when its constructor is invoked, as part of the
static initialization phase of AbclScriptEngineFactory) the ABCL
script engine attempts to load an "init file" from the classpath
(/abcl-script-config.lisp). If present, this file can be used to
customize the behaviour of the engine, by setting a number of
customize the behavior of the engine, by setting a number of
variables in the ABCL-SCRIPT package. Here is a list of the available
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systems the code in this package will recursively package all the
required source and fasls in a jar archive.
See \url{}.
To one used to a syntax that can construct macros the Java syntax
may be said to suck, so we introduce the \code{SHARPSIGN-DOUBLE-QUOTE} \#" macro.
To one used to the more universal syntax of Lisp pairs for which the
definition of read and compile time macros is quite natural, the Java
syntax available to the Java programmer may be said to suck. To
alleviate this situation, we introduce the
\code{SHARPSIGN-DOUBLE-QUOTE} (``\\#"Q'') macro, the first of perhaps
many exper
\subsection{JSS usage}
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On October 22, 2011, with the publication of this Manual explicitly
stating the conformance of Armed Bear Common Lisp to \textsc{ANSI}, we
released abcl-1.0.0.
released abcl-1.0.0. We released abcl-1.0.1 as a maintainence release
on January 10, 2012.
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``Quicklisp: A system for quickly constructing Common Lisp''
Christopher Rhodes
``User-extensible Sequences in Common Lisp''
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% An early draft. XXX where is the real one?
Gregor Kiczales, Jim de Rivieres, and Daniel G. Bobrow
The Art of the Metaobject Protocol
% XXX online citation
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