[armedbear-devel] SLIME && ABCL autoloaders

Stas Boukarev stassats at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 16:38:28 UTC 2012

Erik Huelsmann <ehuels at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi Mark,
> While working on the autoloaders, I found a very interesting thing: SLIME
> doesn't know about ABCL's autoloaders.
> To maximize the benefit of SLIME for ABCL (yea, I even started using it to
> debug ABCL itself, after you pointed out to me that these tools generally
> help productivity), I think it would be beneficial to teach it about
> autoloaders.
> The case I'm talking about is this: When using M-. SLIME looks up the
> source code location for the source associated with the symbol. However,
> when you do that to a symbol which hasn't been autoloaded yet, that source
> code location information isn't available. SLIME could easily resolve that
> by evaluating the form (SYS::RESOLVE <symbol>) and look for the info after
> that.
Sounds good, done in CVS.

> SLIME could do the same when looking up function lambda list information to
> present in the minibuffer for auto-completion.
Looks like it already does this.

With best regards, Stas.

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