[LISPWORKS][Common Lisp HyperSpec (TM)] [Previous][Up][Next] The ``Name'' Section of a Dictionary Entry

This section introduces the dictionary entry. It is not explicitly labeled. It appears preceded and followed by a horizontal bar.

In large print at left, the defined name appears; if more than one defined name is to be described by the entry, all such names are shown separated by commas.

In somewhat smaller italic print at right is an indication of what kind of dictionary entry this is. Possible values are:


This is an accessor function.


This is a class.

Condition Type

This is a subtype of type condition.

Constant Variable

This is a constant variable.


This is a declaration identifier.


This is a function.

Local Function

This is a function that is defined only lexically within the scope of some other macro form.

Local Macro

This is a macro that is defined only lexically within the scope of some other macro form.


This is a macro.


This is a restart.

Special Operator

This is a special operator.

Standard Generic Function

This is a standard generic function.


This is a symbol that is specially recognized in some particular situation, such as the syntax of a macro.

System Class

This is like class, but it identifies a class that is potentially a built-in class. (No class is actually required to be a built-in class.)


This is an atomic type specifier, and depending on information for each particular entry, may subject to form other type specifiers.

Type Specifier

This is a defined name that is not an atomic type specifier, but that can be used in constructing valid type specifiers.


This is a dynamic variable.

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