LispWorks IDE User Guide > 3 Common Features > 3.1 Displaying tool windows


3.1.9 Updating windows

To manually update any tool, choose Works > Refresh .

Updating a tool is a useful way of making a snapshot of an aspect of the environment that you are interested in. For instance, imagine you want to compare a number of instances of a CLOS class against a known instance of the same class using the Inspector. You can do this as follows:

  1. Create an object to inspect, by entering in a Listener
  2. (make-instance 'capi:text-input-pane)
  3. Choose Values > Inspect to view the object in the Inspector.
  4. Make sure the Inspector is the active window, and choose Works > Clone to make a copy of it.
  5. In the Listener, enter the same form again to create a second object.
  6. Note: You can use Esc P in Emacs emulation or Ctrl+Up in Windows emulation to get the previous Listener command.

  7. View the new object in the Inspector as in Step 2. Compare it to the original instance that is still displayed in the clone.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Unix version) - 22 Dec 2009