Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> writes: Hi Alex,

>> I remember that Alex recently mentioned a method how to get the >> signature of any function or method definition loaded in the system. > > I'm not completely sure what you mean with signature in this context. > > > You can inspect a function by pretty-printing, > > : (pp 'insert) > (de insert (N Lst X) > (conc (cut (dec N) 'Lst) (cons X) Lst) ) too much output in this case > by looking at it with an editor (sorry, only 'vim' at the moment), > > : (vi 'insert) that was another question of mine - what would it take to get a ,---------------- | (emacs 'insert) `---------------- function, and a ,--------------- | (edit 'insert) `--------------- that opens an emacs window? > or access its reference > > : (doc 'insert) gives me this output - is that intended for vim too? (sorry for the long lines). : (doc 'insert) 1,02kbloaded->(208730594.32315):(stamp73059432315)->"2000-06-1708:58:35"(init 'tree ['any1] ['any2]) -> lstInitializesastructureforsteppingiterativelythroughadatabasetree.any1andany2mayspecifyarangeofkeys.Ifany2isgreaterthanany1,thetraversalwillbeinoppositedirection.Seealso[34mtree,[34mstep,[34miterand[34mscan.:(init(tree'nr'+Item)35)->(((3.5)((3NIL.{3-3})(4NIL.{3-4})(5NIL.{3-5})(6NIL.{3-6})(insert 'cnt 'lst 'any) -> lstInsertsanyintolstatpositioncnt.Thisisanon-destructiveoperation.Seealso[34mremove,[34mplace,[34mappend,[34mdeleteand[34mreplace.:(insert3'(abcde)777)->(ab777cde):(insert1'(abcde)777)->(777abcde):(insert9'(abcde)777)->(abcde777)≪ ↑ ↓ Viewing <I>libgpm: zero screen dimension, assuming 80x25. > A "signature" in the sense of C or Java is perhaps > > : (car insert) > -> (N Lst X) That probably what I was looking for. > i.e. the formal parameters of the function. Is there is similar method to get the formal parameters of a method? ,----------------------------------------------- | :(class +Shape) | -> +Shape | | :(dm T (X Y) | (=: x X) | (=: y Y)) | -> T | | :(dm move> (DX DY) | (inc (:: x) DX) | (inc (:: y) DY)) | -> move> | | :(car move>) | !? (car move>) 67291568 -- Variable expected ? | | : (car 'move>) | -> 67291568 | | : (car insert) | -> (N Lst X) `----------------------------------------------- Thanks for you answer Cheers, -- Thorsten -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:picolisp@software-lab.de?subject=Unsubscribe