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Edit Menu

The Edit Menu contains commands that mostly deal with editing text although some commands are appropriate for non-text objects (Cut and Copy work on components on a form, e.g.) The commands on the menu are:

Macro expansion commands

The next four commands macroexpand selected forms. The IDE macroexpansion commands are useful only when a complete lisp expression is selected. They are typically used in the IDE Editor, where a lisp expression may be selected by double-clicking immediately to the left of the expression's opening parenthesis. The expanded source code is printed to the Debug Window.

Mark and selection commands

The final four commands deal with the mark (a specified location in text) and with selected text.

The first two commands, Set Mark and Swap with Mark, may be useful for returning to a buffer position after some other IDE command scrolls the buffer away from it. For example, if the Find Definition command shows a definition in a pre-existing editor buffer, it first sets the mark before scrolling to the new definition. This allows using the Swap with Mark command to toggle between viewing the newly-found definition and whatever was being viewed in the same editor buffer beforehand.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.1. The object described on this page has been modified in the 8.1 release; see the Release Notes.
Created 2007.4.30.

ToCDocOverviewCGDocRelNotesFAQIndexPermutedIndex
Allegro CL version 8.1
Object described on page has changed in 8.1.
8.0 version