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start-ide

Arguments: nil

The entry function to start the IDE. Thus, to start the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) in a Lisp without the IDE, it should be sufficient to do:

(require :ide) 
(ide:start-ide)

If the IDE is already running (or is starting up), then start-ide simply returns nil. Otherwise, start-ide creates a new "IDE GUI" process and returns it right away. The IDE GUI process proceeds to start up the IDE, and then sets *ide-is-running* to t when startup is finished. Therefore, if the caller of start-ide needs to know when the IDE is ready to use, it should wait until *ide-is-running* is true, since this is generally some time after start-ide returns.

See About IDE startup in cgide.htm, where the startup procedure is described.

Note about starting the IDE in Allegro CL Express Edition on Linux: if you wish to use the IDE on Linux in the Express Edition, you must start the executables/images allegro or allegro-ansi. Trying to load the IDE and then calling start-ide does not work. See Running the IDE in Allegro CL 8.1 Express on Linux in installation.htm.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.1. This page was not revised from the 8.0 page.
Created 2009.7.29.

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