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Command processor functions
Re 0.9 on Franz:
The distinction between a command (which is claimed to be a class in the
docs but (FIND-CLASS 'COMMAND) claims there is no such class), the
string used to represent a command in a command-table, and the symbol
used as the name of the command is very confused in the docs.
both take an argument called "COMMAND", but seem to take a string
while FIND-COMMAND-IN-COMMAND-TABLE and FIND-COMMAND-NAME-IN-COMMAND-TABLE
return something other than the string. This doesn't seem consistent to
So I presume the first args to ADD-COMMAND-... and REMOVE-COMMAND-... might
better be called COMMAND-STRING.
The API says the first arg to FIND-COMMAND-NAME-IN-COMMAND-TABLE is
"COMMAND-NAME" but it seems to take a string (while the first arg to
DEFINE-COMMAND is "NAME" and takes a symbol). The first arg to
FIND-COMMAND-IN-COMMAND-TABLE in the API is "COMMAND-SYMBOL" but it seems
it should be "COMMAND-NAME".
Also note that DEFINE-FRAME-COMMAND has an option :NAME that takes a string.
So, is the name of the command the string or the symbol?? Whatever, the
documentation needs to be clearer.
I would argue that FIND-COMMAND-NAME-IN-COMMAND-TABLE is misnamed.
Shouldn't it be FIND-COMMAND-IN-COMMAND-TABLE-BY-NAME? It seems to
return the same sort of structure (a list consisting of a string and a
symbol) as FIND-COMMAND-IN-COMMAND-TABLE. I will assume that structure
is a command. All the FIND-foo's in CLTL2 (and the other FIND-foo's in
CLIM) return things of type foo. So I would have expected
FIND-COMMAND-NAME... to return a command name, not a command.
REMOVE-COMMAND-FROM-COMMAND-TABLE does not seem to be defined in Franz's 0.9.
(Above here is FYI. Below here, I would appreciate a response.)
On a slightly different note,
How do you turn on the blinker in an application frame?
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