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inspect
Produce human-readable representations of Lua variables (particularly tables)
This extension is based on inspect.lua by Enrique García Cota https://github.com/kikito/inspect.lua

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inspect

Signature
hs.inspect.inspect(variable[, options]) -> string
Type
Function
Description
Gets a human readable version of the supplied Lua variable
Parameters
  • variable - A lua variable of some kind
  • options - An optional table which can be used to influence the inspector. Valid keys are as follows:
  • depth - A number representing the maximum depth to recurse into variable. Below that depth, data will be displayed as {...}
  • newline - A string to use for line breaks. Defaults to
  • indent - A string to use for indentation. Defaults to (two spaces)
  • process - A function that will be called for each item. It should accept two arguments, item (the current item being processed) and path (the item's position in the variable being inspected. The function should either return a processed form of the variable, the original variable itself if it requires no processing, or nil to remove the item from the inspected output.
  • metatables - If true, include (and traverse) metatables
Returns
  • A string containing the human readable version of variable
Notes
  • For convenience, you can call this function as hs.inspect(variable)
  • For more information on the options, and some examples, see the upstream docs
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