First a small addendum: In my previous blog entry I demonstrated the improved font-lock magic in Slime to shadow forms suppressed by reader conditionals. Anyone who succumbed to the temptation and updated their Slime checkout, should really update to today's HEAD. There has been a couple of issues which have been fixed meanwhile.
In this blog posting I'll demonstrate my work on Slime's inspector for STANDARD-OBJECTs. Previously it looked like this:
I always found the [set value] and [make unbound]buttons after each slot entry pretty distracting, if not to say annoying. So I spent some time to replace them with a checklist as follows:
Quite cool that you can do this with Slime's inspector! Notice that I did not have to touch a single Elisp code line for all this.
You may have noticed the new [group slots by inheritance] button: by default the slots are sorted alphabetically by their name. After pressing this button, however, the slots will be grouped according to the class they were inherited from. Or in CLOS terminology: according to the class they're direct slots of.