Subject: Re: inspect
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/01/13
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Frode Vatvedt Fjeld <>
| Are there functions to access the same information that I can dig up
| interactively with INSPECT?

  usually, but not necessarily.

| For example, in ACL, I can (interactively) inspect a compiled function,
| and retrieve its machine-code (vector) object through the function's CODE
| cell. Is there some function I can use to obtain the same information
| programmatically, like
|   (get-cell-or-something #'myfun 'code) => #<CODE vector object>

  some of these slots are so low-level that there aren't any regular
  CL-level code to access them.  however, the code for the inspector is
  part of the source code offering that comes with a regular license.

  it seems that you're digging so deep into Allegro CL that you would
  benefit from Franz Inc's excellent support, and I think it's fair to pay
  for a license.  I could argue that it's not in the best interest of the
  continued existence free versions that people reverse-engineer a free
  product -- it may turn out to be hostile to the commercial operation
  whose profitability spawned the ability to give something away...

  however, you should check out the results of (apropos "_CODE").