[Ecls-list] slime/swank problem

Daniel Herring dherring at tentpost.com
Tue Dec 17 07:04:24 UTC 2013

Last update for tonight:

f0e31ded051c21af2763c61a1218a7cc6e6b5ccd is good
c0b23555c67c24c7ddb23bc2a0f2129754c2058a is bad

Also, this is on 64-bit linux using GCC 4.8.1.

- Daniel

On Mon, 16 Dec 2013, Daniel Herring wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm having trouble with tab completion in current Slime and ECL (237af2).
> I've traced the root cause to Slime's swank.lisp.  In particular, it
> appears that the "defvar *swank-io-package*" isn't taking effect before
> the body of "parse-package" is compiled.
> This shows up in *inferior-lisp* as
> ;;; Style warning:
> ;;;   in file swank.lisp, position 62852
> ;;;   at (DEFUN PARSE-PACKAGE ...)
> ;;;   ! The argument 1 of function FIND-PACKAGE has type
> ;;; instead of expected
> This causes (swank::guess-package "cl") to return NIL instead of the
> COMMON-LISP package.  Re-evaluating the definition for parse-package is
> sufficient to clear the problem and restore proper tab completion.
> CVS logs for slime show that the relevant sections of swank.lisp have been
> unchanged for a few years.  This code still works fine for SBCL on my
> system.  Thus I believe the problem is in ECL or my install of it.
> While I plan on bisecting the problem, I was hoping others could confirm
> or deny seeing the same problem.  If you use ECL under Slime, what do
> (swank::guess-package "cl") and (swank-loader::ecl-version-string) return
> for you?
> Thanks,
> Daniel
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