13 The Generic Function Browser
The Generic Function Browser allows you to examine the generic functions in the Lisp image, together with any methods that have been defined on them. It has two views which allow you to browse different types of information:
The methods view, which shows you a description of the generic function and the methods defined on it. This is the default view.
The method combinations view, which lets you examine the list of method combinations for any generic function.
To create a Generic Function Browser, choose
Works > Tools > Generic Function Browser
in the Podium.
Other ways to create a Generic Function Browser are:
If the current object in a tool is a generic function or method, choose the
standard action command from the appropriate menu
Use the editor command
Alt+X Describe Generic Function
If there is a method on the debugger stack, you can display the Method Combination via the
menu of a Debugger tool
Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 11 Apr 2005