[Ecls-list] slowdown using Slime

Daniel Herring dherring at tentpost.com
Thu Apr 5 02:47:54 UTC 2012

On Wed, 4 Apr 2012, Daniel Herring wrote:

> I'm running Slime on ECL, and both were updated about a week old right
> now.  There are often noticeable pauses when typing in a source buffer.
> I'm not sure whether this is a new behavior; I had been doing most
> interactive development under SBCL for the past year, and my Slime was
> almost two years old.
> One of the pauses occurs when editing a make-instance form in a source
> buffer.  Every time I type a key in a make-instance form, there is a pause
> and a string prints in the slime-repl buffer.  Cursor key or text doesn't
> matter.
>> From a cursory read of swank-ecl.lisp, it appears that the
> swank-mop:c-a-m-u-c normally calls clos:c-a-m-u-c, but this has been
> disabled in ECL.  I uninterned this symbol from swank-mop in my Slime
> session; either that or something else I did "fixed" the problem for the
> moment.

Arg.  Minor enlightenment always comes after publication.

For some reason, the "fix" was actually changing the repl out of the 
:cl-user package (where my code currently lives) and into any other 
package.  Somehow that changes Slime's behavior.

If you think this looks like a Slime bug, I'll try to send them a bug 
report later this week.  Right now, I have a workaround, and there's some 
real code I want to write in my remaining time for today.

- Daniel

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