Running ROSS in an Emacs environment

by David J. McArthur


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This paper describes a software environment in which to run ROSS, an object-oriented simulation language developed at The Rand Corporation. The goal of the facility is to provide the user with tools that can increase the speed at which the user creates, tests and debugs large ROSS systems. The paper describes various facets of the ROSS-Emacs facility, and includes descriptions of commands for editing functions and behaviors, managing Emacs windows, evaluating Lisp forms, compiling Lisp forms, and defining ROSS systems.

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