The PicoLisp ‘edit’ Function: Browsing a Distributed Database With a Text Editor

Alexander Burger, Software-lab

The ‘edit’ function in PicoLisp can edit the value and properties of any Lisp symbol, and follow references to symbols referred from these data. As database objects (including those of remote/distributed systems) are nothing more than Lisp symbols (mapped transparently into the current scope), a single edit session can possibly span the whole system.


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