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compute-restarts &optional conditionrestarts

Arguments and Values

condition - a condition object, or nil. restarts - a list of restarts.


compute-restarts uses the dynamic state of the program to compute a list of the restarts which are currently active.

The resulting list is ordered so that the innermost (more-recently established) restarts are nearer the head of the list.

When condition is non-nil, only those restarts are considered that are either explicitly associated with that condition, or not associated with any condition; that is, the excluded restarts are those that are associated with a non-empty set of conditions of which the given condition is not an element. If condition is nil, all restarts are considered.

compute-restarts returns all restarts, including anonymous ones, even if some of them have the same name as others and would therefore not be found by find-restart when given a symbol argument.

Implementations are permitted, but not required, to return distinct lists from repeated calls to compute-restarts while in the same dynamic environment. The consequences are undefined if the list returned by compute-restarts is modified.


This example shows one possible way in which an interactive debugger might present restarts to the user.

(defun invoke-a-restart () (let ((restarts (compute-restarts))) (do ((i 0 (1+ i)) (r restarts (cdr r))) ((null r)) (format t "~&~D: ~A~%" i (car r))) (let ((n nil) (k (length restarts))) (loop (when (and (typep n 'integer) (>= n 0) (< n k)) (return)) (format t "~&Option: ") (setf n (read)) (fresh-line)) (invoke-restart-interactively (nth n restarts)))))


(restart-case (invoke-a-restart) (one () 1) (two () 2) (nil () :report "Who knows?" 'anonymous) (one () 'I) (two () 'II))

0: ONE 1: TWO 2: Who knows? 3: ONE 4: TWO 5: Return to Lisp Toplevel. Option: 4


Note that in addition to user-defined restart points, compute-restarts also returns information about any system-supplied restarts, such as the "Return to Lisp Toplevel" restart offered above.

Side Effects


Affected By

Existing restarts.

Exceptional Situations


See Also