3.1 Loading and displaying tools

3.1.6 Updating windows

To manually update any tool, choose Works > Update.

Using manual updating is a useful way of making a snapshot of an aspect of the environment that you are interested in. For instance, imagine you want to compare a number of instances of a CLOS class against a known instance of the same class using the inspector. You can do this as follows:

1. Inspect the known instance using an inspector.

You might do this by creating the instance in an inspect and then using Values > Inspect to transfer the instance to the inspector.

1. Choose Works > Clone from the inspector to make a copy of it.

2. Create new instances of the same class, transfer them to the inspector, and compare them to the original instance that is still displayed in the clone.

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

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