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Allegro CL version 8.2
Unrevised from 8.1 to 8.2.
8.1 version

initialize-cg

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Initializes Common Graphics. This function needs to be called before any other Common Graphics functions are called. This is done automatically by the IDE, and by any standalone application that was created from an IDE project with the File | Build Project Distribution or File | Build Project Exe commands (unless the project does not use the default on-restart function, which is not normally changed). You should need to call initialize-cg only in a Lisp that does not have the IDE running (see ide:start-ide) or in a standalone application that was created with a direct call to generate-application.

If Common Graphics is already initialized, initialize-cg simply returns the process that initialized it. Otherwise it attempts to initialize Common Graphics, and returns t if this was successful and nil if not. The value of *cg-is-initialized* indicates whether Common Graphics is currently initialized.

initialize-cg needs to be called only a single time even when multiple Common Graphics processes are used. The only processes that may use Common Graphics functionality are the ones that called initialize-cg plus any other processes that are created later by passing *default-cg-bindings* as the initial-bindings keyword argument to process-run-function (see About using multiple windowing threads in a Common Graphics application in cgide.htm). In either case, the process typically will then create one or more windows (see make-window) and other Common Graphics objects and then call event-loop to handle events. The macro in-cg-process may be used to handle the process creation and calling of event-loop for a body of Common Graphics code.

When loading individual Common Graphics modules into a development lisp where the IDE is not loaded, all modules that are to be used should be loaded before calling initialize-cg. If additional modules need to be loaded later, first call exit-cg, then load the modules, and then call initialize-cg again.

Common Graphics may be loaded in its entirety into a base lisp by simply evaluating (require :cg). To instead load a subset of the many Common Graphics modules, you could require or load any of the modules in Allegro's code/ subdirectory that begin with cg-. Each Common Graphics module will automatically load other modules on which it depends.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.2. This page was not revised from the 8.1 page.
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Allegro CL version 8.2
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