Subject: Re: figuring out # of args From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/10/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * "Paul Tarvydas" <firstname.lastname@example.org> | I don't know how to do such exploration in modern c-lisp | (specifically Xanalys). I've hit a number of occassions where, due | to apparent lack of documentation, I wanted to explore to see if a | function to do what I wanted already existed (esp. CAPI stuff). | Sometimes I stumbled on a function with a suggestive name, but | couldn't figure out how many args it needed. I would expect to find a function with a suggestive name like "arglist" or somesuch that returns helpful information on the argument list. | Am I missing something? Are there tricks that I haven't thought of? | Or, does the compiled nature of lisp prevent me from actually | digging that deeply? That probably depends on how quick you are to understand disassembly. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.