There are two graph views in the Function Call Browser. The Called By view is the default view. The Function Call Browser appears as in Viewing functions using the "Called By" view.
Figure 15.1 Viewing functions using the "Called By" view
In this view, the Function Call Browser has five areas.
The Function area displays the name of the function being examined, and here you can enter the name of another function to examine. You can use completion to reduce typing. This allows you to select from a list of all functions in the current package whose names begin with the partial input you have entered. Invoke completion by
Down or click the
button. See Completion for detailed instructions. When you have entered the complete function name, click
to confirm your choice
The popup list
Show functions from packages
allows you to restrict the functions displayed based on their package. It affects the display in all views. Below, the current package means the
symbol-package of the function currently being examined in the Function Call Browser. The options are:
Display all the functions known to the compiler.
Display only functions in the current package.
A graph of all the callers of the function is displayed in a graph in the Called By view. The graph area of the Calls Into view is similar, but the graph displayed is of the functions called by the function being browsed.
The generic facilities available to all graph views in the LispWorks IDE are available here; see Manipulating Graphs for details.
Clicking on Function Description >> changes the view of the Function Call Browser to include more information on the function being browsed. The browser appears as in The Function Call Browser in function description mode
The Function Description area gives a description of the function selected in the main area, or, if nothing is selected, the current function (as displayed in the Function area). The following items of information are displayed:
The name of the function.
The function object.
The lambda list of the function.
The source file in which the function is defined, if any.
You can operate on any of the items in this area using the commands in the Works > Description menu, which is also available as the context menu. This contains the standard actions described in Performing operations on selected objects.
LispWorks IDE User Guide (Windows version) - 12 Feb 2015