[Ecls-list] Support for ECL

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll lisp at arrakis.es
Mon Mar 21 02:34:23 UTC 2005

[Courtesy copy to ECL mailing list]


my name is Juanjo Garcia-Ripoll and I am the current maintainer of a 
common-lisp implementation called ECL (http://ecls.sf.net). This is a 
portable environment based on a C backend that can use a C/C++ compiler 
for compiling lisp code, and also contains a standalone bytecodes 
compiler and interpreter.

In the last weeks there has been a lot of contributions to our project 
(FFI, a port of BSD sockets, better MOP compliance, Gray streams, etc) 
that have allowed me to produce a minimal port of Slime.

The port is available at
in the form of a diff file plus an additional file swank-ecl.lisp for 
the ECL backend. This port only works with the unstable version of ECL 
available from CVS

There are several things missing in this port, the most important being 
support for ECL's debugger, but this requires us to rethink the current 
interface that our library offers.

I would like to ask the developers of Slime to commit these patches and 
also, if possible, to give me CVS access for future improvements.

Best regards,


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