Answer: For installation and running instructions for ACL (for which we have a new Technion site license), follow the link bellow. This includes installing ACL at home or running it on Sun/Linux stations.
Question: The previous answer is too complex. Is there another way to run ACL on Sun/Linux machines?
Answer: Yes. Add the following line to your .cshrc file: set path = (/usr/local/acl/acl60 $path) To run ACL simply type alisp in the command prompt. Note that you can open a shell buffer from within Xemacs: M-x shell Where M-x means depress the x key while the Meta (or Escape) key is down.
Question: What editor should we use?
Answer: Feel free to use any editor you like, but make sure it supports parentheses highlighting. A recommendation: Xemacs is a popular, easy to use yet powerful editor that matches parentheses. It is available on the Sun/Linux machines and students that work at home can download it for Linux/Windows (see link bellow).