is an interactive version of
. It displays objects in a similar way to
. Entering the teletype inspector causes a new level of the top loop to be entered with a special prompt indicating that the inspector has been entered and showing the current inspector level.
In the modified top loop, if you enter a slot name, that slot is inspected and the current object is pushed onto an internal stack of previously inspected objects. The special variables
are bound to the top three objects on the inspector stack.
The following keywords are also treated specially by the inspector.
Change the inspection mode -- see Inspection modes.
The control variables
are similar to
displays more slots of the current object. If the object has more than
slots, then the first
will be printed, followed by an ellipsis and then
(:dm for more)
If you type
at the prompt, the next
slots are displayed. This only works on the last inspected object, so if you recursively inspect a slot and come back,
does not do anything useful. Typing
lets you view the object again.
is equivalent to typing