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By default, items in the buffers and various definitions views are sorted alphabetically according to their name. The options in the Sort panel in the Editor Preferences allow you to change this, as follows:


Leaves items in these lists unsorted. For views which list definitions, choosing this option lists definitions in the order in which they appear in the source code.

By Name

Sort according to the item name. This is the default setting.

By Package

Sort according to the buffer package or the package of the definition's name.

By Type

Sorts items according to the type of the definition, or the attributes of the buffer.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version) - 25 Nov 2011