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- Subject: idescribe
- From: Marcus Daniels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 23 Jul 1995 02:02:00 GMT
Raymond Toy has written an alternate DESCRIBE and INSPECT which works
with CLISP. The main purpose of this interface is present Common Lisp
documentation lifted from GCL. idescribe may prove useful to Lisp
programmers who need usage reminders, etc. It uses the `regexp'
The summary he sent me follows:
2. Regex module. (A replacement regexp in lisp is included
which used to work before the regexp module was added.
However, it would need to updated a bit to work now.
Besides, it was much slower than the regexp module.)
1. Does not replace describe. Use "info-describe" instead.
I was reluctant to replace the clisp describe since it
does give some informatino that info-describe does not.
2. A version of "inspect" is also included. It mostly works
except for structures and objects, I think.
1. The documentation is all for gcl. However, most of it
applicable to CLISP.
2. No CLISP specific stuff has been included. In particular,
it should be easy to add at least the impnotes.
Hope someone finds this useful. I certainly have when I needed to see
how such-and-such standard function was defined.