9.2 Examining error conditions

The Conditions view is the default view in the Compilation Conditions Browser, and is therefore visible when the browser is first invoked. The Compilation Conditions Browser appears as shown in The Compilation Conditions Browser.

Figure 9.1 The Compilation Conditions Browser

There are two tabs. These show the same information, in different ways:

The description area in the Conditions view of the Compilation Conditions Browser shows a description of any item selected in the conditions area. The description contains details of the selection condition. The following information is shown:


The error condition for the selected item in the message area.


The class of the selected condition.


The name of the form in which the condition was signaled.


The name of the file that contains the Lisp source code that caused the selected condition.

Items selected in this area may be examined using the Description menu which allows a variety of LispWorks tools to be invoked on the selected item in the description area.

Common LispWorks User Guide (Macintosh version) - 21 Feb 2008