Operating the Lisp Machine

Unknown author (1981-04)

Working Paper

This document is a draft copy of a portion of the Lisp Machine window system manual. It is being published in this form now to make it available, since the complete window system manual is unlikely to be finished in the near future. The information in this document is accurate as of system 67, but is not guaranteed to remain 100% accurate. This document explains how to use the Lisp Machine from a non-programmer's point of view. It explains the general characteristics of the user interface, particularly the window system and the program-control commands. This document is intended to tell you everything you need to know to sit down at a Lisp machine and run programs, but does not deal with the writing of programs. Many arcane commands and user-interface features are also documented herein, although the beginning user can safely ignore them.