GNU Emacs Calc 2.02 Manual
18.5 Programming with Lisp
The Calculator can be programmed quite extensively in Lisp. All you
do is write a normal Lisp function definition, but with
in place of
defun. This has the same form as
defun, but it
automagically replaces calls to standard Lisp functions like
zerop with calls to the corresponding functions in Calc's own library.
Thus you can write natural-looking Lisp code which operates on all of the
standard Calculator data types. You can then use Z D if you wish to
bind your new command to a z-prefix key sequence. The Z E command
will not edit a Lisp-based definition.
Emacs Lisp is described in the GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual. This section
assumes a familiarity with Lisp programming concepts; if you do not know
Lisp, you may find keyboard macros or rewrite rules to be an easier way
to program the Calculator.
This section first discusses ways to write commands, functions, or
small programs to be executed inside of Calc. Then it discusses how
your own separate programs are able to call Calc from the outside.
Finally, there is a list of internal Calc functions and data structures
for the true Lisp enthusiast.