[Ecls-list] Swank ECL backend

Geo Carncross geocar at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 03:56:21 UTC 2008

On Jan 17, 2008 10:23 PM, Dustin Long <dlong at stevens.edu> wrote:
> Just as a data point, I've been using ECL from cvs on Win XP with slime
> checked out on July 20th, and it works well enough (no sbcl niceties
> like immediate function documentation or debugger back traces). Last
> time I tried to update slime to head it was a complete nightmare.

Slime changed a lot since 20Jul, so this doesn't surprise me. Most of
its goodies have been split up into separate packages (the contrib
dir) so your ~/.emacs that works with 20Jul slime won't work with

However, some of the things I added (recently) were some "fake"
function minibuffer help for ecl compiled functions (by parsing the
Args: line from the documentation string) which breaks my flow less,
and support for thread/io routines.

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