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Allegro CL version 9.0
Unrevised from 8.2 to 9.0.
8.2 version


Arguments: fspec &key type

This function is used to record the location of built-in and user defined objects in source files.

The built-in types and the forms that use them are:

Type Used with these forms:
:operator defun, defmacro
:variable defconstant, defparameter, defvar
:special-declaration defconstant, defparameter, defvar
:compiler-macro define-compiler-macro
:setf-method defsetf
:type defclass, defstruct, deftype

For example, putting the following form into a file, compile and loading it: (defun foo (x) ...) will cause foo to be recorded as an :operator in the file in which it was defined.

Redefinition warnings occur when a file is loaded and it defines an object of an already existing source file recording type. Objects of different types, say an :operator and :type, do not cause redefinition warnings.

Users can extend this facility to understand objects they define. The most usual case is a macro that defines a high-level object, such as:

(defmacro def-frob (name fram)
     (record-source-file ',name :type :frob)
     (def-frob-1 ',name ,fram)))

;;  We assume def-frob-1 exists and does something useful. 
;;  Here is a dummy def-frob-1 that make sthe example work:
(defun def-frob-1 (name fram) (declare (ignore name fram))

Then, if the following form is put into /a/b/

(def-frob akbar 'fez)

and is then compiled and loaded, (source-file 'akbar :frob) will return a pathname pointing to /a/b/

See also source-file-recording.htm for general information on source file recording in Allegro CL.

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Documentation for Allegro CL version 9.0. This page was not revised from the 8.2 page.
Created 2012.5.30.

Allegro CL version 9.0
Unrevised from 8.2 to 9.0.
8.2 version