Core Functions

Table of Contents

call - calls a class method for a given instance.
class_add_cvar - adds new class variables.
class_add_ivar - adds an instance variable to a class.
class_name - gives the name of the class.
class_of - gives the class definition of a given instance.
defclass - is the function equivalent of the class statement.
defmacro, defmacroe - are the Lisp equivalents of the macro function.
defun, defune, - are the function equivalents of the function statement.
defmethod - is the function equivalent of the method statement.
defvar - defines a global variable with an initial value.
destroy - destroys a class instance.
eq, equal - compare for identity and equivalence.
error - redirects the interpreter.
eval - evaluates an argument.
eval_list - evaluates each element of a list.
eval_string - evaluates a string.
force, forceq, forceqq - assign a value to a symbol, forcing the evaluation of change functions for the symbol.
funcall - provides compatibility with other Lisp dialects.
function_args - lists the arguments of a function.
function_body - gives the body of a user-defined function.
function_name - gives the name of a function.
getprop - returns a property value for a symbol.
has_cvar - queries for the existence of a class variable.
has_ivar - queries for the existence of an instance variable.
instance_vars - finds all the instance variables of a class or instance.
is_class_member - checks if an instance or class is a member of a class.
ivar_type - returns the type of a given instance variable.
macro - helps generate custom functions.
new - creates a new instance of a class.
parent_class - returns the closest parent (base) of a class or instance.
print_stack - prints a Gamma stack.
properties - should never be used.
quote, backquote - correspond to Quote Operators.
require, load - load files.
set, setq, setqq - assign a value to a symbol.
setprop - sets a property value for a symbol.
setprops - lists the most recent property value settings.
trap_error - traps errors in the body code.
unwind_protect - ensures code will be evaluated, despite errors in the body code.
whence - gives input information.