19.1.1 Compilation message styles

The text styles used to highlight compilation messages in the output have these meanings and default appearance:

Compilation message styles

Style Name


Default appearance

Compiler Note

Optimization hints

:magenta foreground

Compiler Warning

Warnings and other messages

:orange3 foreground

Compiler Error


:red foreground

Compiler explanations are optimization hints generated by compiling code with the :explain declaration. See the LispWorks User Guide for a description of the :explain declaration.

Note: You can changes the styles used to display compilation messages via Preferences... > Styles .


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