3.6 Documentation commands
SLIME's online documentation commands follow the example of Emacs
Lisp. The commands all share the common prefix C-c C-d and allow
the final key to be modified or unmodified (see Key bindings.)
- M-x slime-space
The space key inserts a space, but also looks up and displays the
argument list for the function at point, if there is one.
- C-c C-d d
- M-x slime-describe-symbol
Describe the symbol at point.
- C-c C-d f
- M-x slime-describe-function
Describe the function at point.
- C-c C-d A
- M-x slime-apropos
Perform an apropos search on Lisp symbol names for a regular expression
match and display their documentation strings. By default the external
symbols of all packages are searched. With a prefix argument you can choose a
specific package and whether to include unexported symbols.
- C-c C-d z
- M-x slime-apropos-all
slime-apropos but also includes internal symbols by default.
- C-c C-d p
- M-x slime-apropos-package
Show apropos results of all symbols in a package. This command is for
browsing a package at a high-level. With package-name completion it
also serves as a rudimentary Smalltalk-ish image-browser.
- C-c C-d h
- M-x slime-hyperspec-lookup
Lookup the symbol at point in the Common Lisp Hyperspec. This
uses the familiar hyperspec.el to show the appropriate section
in a web browser. The Hyperspec is found either on the Web or in
common-lisp-hyperspec-root, and the browser is selected by
Note: this is one case where C-c C-d h is not the same as
C-c C-d C-h.
- C-c C-d ~
- M-x hyperspec-lookup-format
Lookup a format character in the Common Lisp Hyperspec.
- C-c C-d #
- M-x hyperspec-lookup-reader-macro
Lookup a reader macro in the Common Lisp Hyperspec.