7.3.4 Description list

This list displays a description of the first class selected in either the Superclasses or Subclasses lists, or the current class if there is no selection in either of these lists. The following information is printed:


The name of the package that the selected class is defined in.


The name of the selected class.


The class of the selected class. The metaclass is the class of Lisp object that the current class belongs to.


The accessibility of the selected class--whether the symbol is external or internal, as returned by find-symbol .

To operate on any of the items displayed in this area, select them and choose a command from the Description menu. This menu contains the standard actions commands described in Performing operations on selected objects. You can operate on more than one item at once by making a multiple selection in this area.

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