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Request for "Set *" button in Inspect window
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- Subject: Request for "Set *" button in Inspect window
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew L. M. Shalit)
- Date: Thu, 1 Mar 90 15:26:30 EST
- Cc: info-macl
There are times when I'm inspecting a value and would like to be able
to manipulate it in the Listener. An easy way to make this possible
would be to have a button that sets the variable * to the object
displayed in the window (or to a component thereof if one is selected?
subtle user-interface decision here), and causes the Listener to print
the object to indicate that that has happened.
the function TOP-INSPECT-FORM returns the value being inspected
in the topmost inspect window.
I agree with you that a button would be easier for users to know
about (less need for documentation, which would be a good thing).
Another approach would be to support cut and paste of lisp objects,
between the inspector, debugger, and listener. That's a somewhat
more ambitious, but much sexier solution.