[mcclim-devel] mcclim vs slime

Christian Lynbech christian at defun.dk
Fri Jun 22 21:36:48 UTC 2007

Am I the only one who has problems with the recent inclusion of swank
into mcclim? I am not disputing the honorable intentions of adding it
but it clashes with my habits of administering mcclim and slime.

I update both mcclim and slime pretty frequently and I also regularly
dump a core with mcclim to speed up (re)starting, and now troubles
starts. When slime (from the emacs side) starts up the inferior lisp,
it will set up to load swank which in my case comes straight from a
CVS sandbox. But my mcclim enabled image already has a (possibly
different) version of swank loaded and apart from a bunch of annoying
warnings, the two versions of swank may clash in ways that makes
starting fail (if for instance a struct has changed layout).

Would it be possible/acceptable to factor out the stuff that needs
swank into a separate system such that one could choose between
basic-clim or the swank-enhanced-clim depending on what one was
looking for?

Christian Lynbech       | christian #\@ defun #\. dk
Hit the philistines three times over the head with the Elisp reference manual.
                                        - petonic at hal.com (Michael A. Petonic)

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