Replaces the values in a CLOS object's slots by the values of slots from another object.
replace-standard-object target source => target
replace-standard-object replaces the values in the slots of the CLOS object target by the values of slots from the CLOS object source.
Only slots with allocation type
:instance are copied from source to target.
source and target must be of type
standard-object, excluding funcallable-standard-object and its subclasses, in particular they cannot be of type
generic-function. Moreover both must be of the same class, that is:
(eq (class-of target) (class-of source)) => t
The replacement is shallow, that is only the actual values are copied, as if by
(dolist (slot instance-slots)
(setf (slot-value target
assuming no definition that affects what
(setf slot-value) do. However,
replace-standard-object bypasses the
slot-value mechanism and is much faster.
replace-standard-object should be used on instances of user-defined classes which do not inherit from system-defined classes (other than
standard-object). It should never be used on instances of system-defined classes and their subclasses.
LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 13 Feb 2015