This is the gbbopen Reference Manual, version 1.5, generated automatically by Declt version 3.0 "Montgomery Scott" on Mon Dec 02 10:17:48 2019 GMT+0.
|• Introduction||What gbbopen is all about|
|• Systems||The systems documentation|
|• Files||The files documentation|
|• Indexes||Concepts, functions, variables and data types|
GBBopen (1.5) ------------- Requirements: - GBBopen is written in ANSI Common Lisp with some MOP and vendor-specific extensions. GBBopen is actively supported on the following Common Lisp implementations: Allegro CL Version 9.0 CLISP Version 2.49 (configure --with-threads if possible) Clozure CL Version 1.10 CMUCL Version 20e ECL Version 13.5.1 Lispworks Version 6.1.1 SBCL Version 1.2.11 (use sb-threads if possible) Known issues with the above implementations are summarized in the ISSUES file. Completion of Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL) support is awaiting some final cleanup work. We are hopeful that this will enable full use of GBBopen under ABCL. We continue to indirectly support Scieneer CL (Version 1.3.9) via contributed source-code patches. We do not have a Scieneer CL license and therefore rely on those who do for maintenance and testing. Support for Digitool MCL (Version 5.1) has been discontinued. However, GBBopen may still function under MCL. Ports of GBBopen to Corman Common Lisp (Version 3.0), and GCL (Version 2.7.0 with --enable-ansi) are incomplete (due to limitations in the MOP support in these implementations). The latest GCL tested was obtained using: # export CVSROOT=:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/sources/gcl # cvs -z9 -q co -d gcl-2.7.0t5 -r Version_2_7_0t5 gcl See PORTING for information on porting GBBopen to other Common Lisp implementations. Current Status Notes (May 1, 2015) -------------------- Implementation work is progressing on a regular basis. See the list of pending development activities maintained on the "Development Activities" page on the GBBopen Project web site (http://GBBopen.org/) for the latest information. Day-to-day development activities can also be followed on twitter (http://twitter.com/GBBopen) or via RSS (http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/GBBopen.rss). GBBopen users are encouraged to update their GBBopen sources frequently. STEP 1: Getting GBBopen ======================= The latest source-repository snapshot archive (containing the files in the GBBopen repository as well as the GBBopen hyperdoc files and the GBBopen Reference Manual) can be found in the "Downloads" section of the GBBopen web site (http://GBBopen.org). The repository is maintained using Subversion, which is available at http://subversion.tigris.org/. The snapshot archive includes .svn administrative directories, so a Subversion update command can be used to freshen sources obtained from a snapshot archive. Subversion Access ----------------- You can also get the very latest GBBopen sources directly via Subversion by issuing the following command: $ svn co http://GBBopen.org/svn/GBBopen/trunk/ gbbopen A directory tree rooted at the directory named 'gbbopen' will be created. At any later time, you can issue the command: $ svn update from within that directory tree. GBBopen development is ongoing, and you should update your GBBopen installation regularly in order to obtain the latest capabilities and enhancements. Using Subversion is the easiest way to keep current, and you are strongly encouraged to install a Subversion client and use it perform frequent updates. Browsing the GBBopen Repository ------------------------------- The GBBopen repository can be browsed directly at http://GBBopen.org/svn/GBBopen/trunk/. Using clbuild ------------- If you use clbuild, you can get the latest GBBopen sources by issuing the following command: $ clbuild install gbbopen At any later time, you can issue the command: $ clbuild update gbbopen to obtain the latest sources from the GBBopen repository. If your clbuild doesn't know about GBBopen, add the following line to clbuild's wnpp-projects file: gbbopen get_svn http://gbbopen.org/svn/GBBopen/trunk/ #blackboard-system framework, tools, & utilities Using Quicklisp --------------- If you use Quicklisp, you can obtain GBBopen by evaluating: > (ql:quickload "gbbopen") which will install the GBBopen sources (if necessary) and set up GBBopen's extended REPL command definitions and ASDF module definitions. STEP 2: Compiling All GBBopen Modules ===================================== If others will be using the GBBopen installation and they do not have write permission to the compiled GBBopen directories, you should compile all of the GBBopen modules whenever you install or update GBBopen. Compiling without ASDF, clbuild, or Quicklisp --------------------------------------------- To compile all GBBopen modules, perform the following in a fresh Common Lisp environment: > (load "
/initiate.lisp") ;; Loading /initiate.lisp ;; Loading /extended-repl.lisp ;; Loading /gbbopen-toplevel-commands.lisp t > :compile-gbbopen ; or (compile-gbbopen), if REPL commands don't work ;; Loading /startup.lisp ... ;;; GBBopen modules compilation completed. [Common Lisp will exit] Compiling using ASDF, clbuild, or Quicklisp ------------------------------------------- GBBopen includes a Module Manager Facility that supports compiling and loading GBBopen components. The Module Manager provides an interface that allows ASDF (and clbuild or Quicklisp) to play nicely with the Module Manager. If you installed GBBopen using clbuild or Quicklisp, ASDF has been informed of GBBopen's gbbopen.asd system-definition file. Otherwise, to use ASDF to set up GBBopen, you must add gbbopen.asd to ASDF manually. Then, the Module Manager and GBBopen module definitions can be loaded using ASDF by issuing: > (asdf:operate 'asdf:load-op :gbbbopen) or when ASDF is integrated with Common Lisp's REQUIRE: > (require :gbbopen) ASDF users can compile all GBBopen modules, by evaluating the following in a fresh Common Lisp environment with ASDF installed. For example: > (require :gbbopen) ... > :compile-gbbopen ; or (compile-gbbopen), if REPL commands don't work ... ;;; GBBopen modules compilation completed. [Common Lisp will exit] STEP 3: Running GBBopen Modules =============================== To run a simple trip-tests file, evaluate the following in a fresh Common Lisp environment: > (load " /initiate.lisp") ;; Loading /initiate.lisp ;; Loading /extended-repl.lisp ;; Loading /gbbopen-toplevel-commands.lisp t > :gbbopen-test ... ;; Running basic GBBopen tests... ... ;; Performing Common Lisp capability checks... ... > Or with ASDF or clbuild: > (require :gbbopen) ... > :gbbopen-test ... ;; Running basic GBBopen tests... ... ;; Performing Common Lisp capability checks... ... > That's it. GBBopen should load and run the basic trip tests without error. Other GBBopen test and example modules can be run similarly, by replacing the :gbbopen-test command with :agenda-shell-test (for a simple trip-test of GBBopen's Agenda Shell), :tutorial-example (to run the example developed in the GBBopen Tutorial), :cl-timing (to perform some timings of Common Lisp operations), etc. Each of these should be loaded and run in a fresh environment. Note that the Agenda Shell requires that the idle-loop process has been started on CMUCL and that multiprocessing has been started on LispWorks. (An error message will instruct you on what to do if this is not the case.) GBBopen Tutorial ================ We highly recommend taking a walk through the GBBopen Tutorial. (You'll get the pun once you've done so.) The Tutorial shows you how to get started using GBBopen through a series of exercises that cover GBBopen's concepts and features in a step-by-step sequence. GBBopen Forum ============= If you need help or advice, the GBBopen Forum is the place to ask (should the GBBopen Tutorial and Reference Manual come up short). There is also a GBBopen fan page on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amherst-MA/GBBopen/156240293546). Some Useful Things ================== (You did work through the GBBopen Tutorial, didn't you?) Personal gbbopen-init.lisp file ------------------------------- If a gbbopen-init.lisp file (source or compiled) is present in the user's "home" directory (as defined by user-homedir-pathname), it is loaded immediately after the startup.lisp file is loaded. A personal gbbopen-init file is useful for specifying GBBopen parameters and other personalizations. Personal gbbopen-commands.lisp file --------------------------------------- If a gbbopen-commands.lisp file (source or compiled) is present in the user's "home" directory, it is loaded at the end of loading the initiate.lisp file and gbbopen-modules directory files. A personal gbbopen-commands file is useful for defining user-specific top-level (REPL) commands for common application-independent activities. See the "Starting Up" section in the GBBopen Reference Manual for details. Application-specific commands should be defined in separate application "commands.lisp" files (see next paragraph). Personal gbbopen-modules directory ---------------------------------- If a gbbopen-modules directory is present in the user's home directory, it is assumed to contain symbolic links (or "pseudo-symbolic-link" files on Windows) to individual GBBopen module directory trees. Each module directory tree can contain: * a commands.lisp file that specifies top-level commands (loaded after the personal gbbopen-commands.lisp file if there is one in the user's home directory) * a modules.lisp file containing module definitions (loaded after the personal gbbopen-init.lisp file if there is one in the user's home directory) * a subdirectory named source containing all the additional source files for the module or application This is the recommended mechanism for managing and sharing multiple user-defined GBBopen modules and applications on an individual basis. It is very easy to use and share modules defined in this way by placing symbolic links to the module directories in your personal gbbopen-modules directory. Windows, unfortunately, is the exception to this as Windows does not provide symbolic links. GBBopen users running on Windows must create a text file of type .sym (containing target directory path as its sole line) as a stand-in for the symbolic link. Once again, see the "Starting Up" section in the GBBopen Reference Manual for details. Installation-wide shared-gbbopen-modules directory -------------------------------------------------- There is also an /shared-gbbopen-modules directory. As with a user's gbbopen-modules directory, the shared-gbbopen-modules directory is assumed to contain symbolic links (or "pseudo-symbolic-link" files on Windows) to individual GBBopen module directory trees. This is the recommended mechanism for installation-wide managing and sharing of modules and applications. GBBopen Hyperdoc ---------------- Convenient access to a local copy of the GBBopen Hyperdoc manual from Common Lisp is available by using the browse-hyperdoc function. Emacs access to the GBBopen Hyperdoc is provided by browse-hyperdoc.el. This file defines the interactive Emacs command browse-hyperdoc and binds it to META-?. To enable this command, load browse-hyperdoc.el from your .emacs initialization file. Highly recommended! Use the Source! --------------- You're read this far, so why stop now? A major benefit of open source is that the GBBopen code is available for all to see. If you are curious about how some capability is implemented, read on! If the documentation leaves you with some questions, please tell us about them--but go to the source and read on! The power of meta-point (META-.) awaits you... There are certainly some warts in the code (including code written for expediency that awaits revisiting), but there is also GBBopen code that is exquisite in its clarity, simplicity, and efficiency. Reading code written by others is a great way to understand how a system works and to extend and improve your own programming skills. Of course you should not assume that the specifics of GBBopen's implementation are invarient; we retain the flexibility to change undocumented implementation details and behavior without notice. We are always seeking to improve the GBBopen code base, so if you notice something that could be done better while looking at the code, please let us know. Code improvements and suggestions (and questions) are welcomed at comments@GBBopen.org. Unless you request anonymity, we'll attach your name to committed enhancements (it won't buy lunch, but we're happy to provide a morsel of acknowledgment). ==============================================================================
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Dan Corkill <corkill@GBBopen.org>
The GBBopen Project <gbbopen@GBBopen.org>
Licensed under Apache License 2.0 (see LICENSE for license information).
The GBBopen blackboard-system framework
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