The Quickref cohort


The internal architecture of Declt, our reference manual generator for Common Lisp libraries, is currently evolving towards a three-stage pipeline in which the information gathered for documentation purposes is first reified into a formalized set of object-oriented data structures. A side-effect of this evolution is the ability to dump that information for other purposes than documentation. We demonstrate this ability applied to the complete Quicklisp ecosystem. The resulting “cohort” includes more than half a million programmatic definitions, and can be used to gain insight into the morphology of Common Lisp software.