Subject: Re: How to get symbol-value from symbol-name
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/08/21
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Yang, Hon-Jang" <>
| 1. I need a function with
|        input st :           where st is a symbol-name of some symbol
|        output:              symbol-value of the symbol with symbol-name st

  The symbol with a given name is returned by find-symbol.  (Remember
  to get the package and case conversions right.)

| 2. Suppose f is an lisp function written by lisp scouce, how to get the
| lisp source code of f?

  You cannot easily go from function to function name.  If you have
  the name, use the source code system in your Lisp system to direct
  the editor to locate the source code for that function.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.