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.)
The space key inserts a space, but also looks up and displays the argument list for the function at point, if there is one.
Describe the symbol at point.
Describe the function at point.
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.
slime-apropos but also includes internal symbols by default.
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.
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.
Lookup a format character in the Common Lisp Hyperspec.
Lookup a reader macro in the Common Lisp Hyperspec.