15 The Inspector

The Inspector is a tool for examining objects in your Lisp image. You can also use the Inspector to modify the contents of objects, where this is possible.

You can create an Inspector, choose Window > Tools > Inspector or click in the LispWorks toolbar.

It is sometimes more natural to invoke an Inspector on some object you are analysing. You can do this using the Inspect menu command. In the Listener, evaluate:

(capi:contain (make-instance 'capi:list-panel :items '(1 2 3 4)))

Then choose Values > Inspect from the Listener's menu bar to see the Inspector tool window illustrated in Inspector.

Figure 15.1 Inspector

15.1 Description of the Inspector tool

15.2 Examining objects

15.3 Filtering the display

15.4 Operating upon objects and items

15.5 Configuring the Inspector

15.6 Customizing the Inspector

15.7 Creating new inspection formats

Common LispWorks User Guide (Macintosh version) - 11 Apr 2005