11.2 Operating upon objects and items

11.2.2 Manipulation operations

As well as examining objects in the inspector, you can destructively modify the contents of any object.

This sort of activity is particularly useful when debugging; you might inspect an object and see that it contains incorrect values. Using the options available you can copy values from the slots of the object and paste them into other slots or tools, before continuing execution of a program.

Choose Slots > Set to change the value of the selected items in the Main area of an inspector. A dialog appears into which you can type a new value for the items you have selected.

Choose Slots > Paste to paste the contents of the clipboard into the currently selected items. - Example

Common LispWorks User Guide, Liquid Common Lisp Version 5.0 - 18 OCT 1996

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