[slime-devel] Re: Compiler Notes -- some suggestions

Helmut Eller e9626484 at stud3.tuwien.ac.at
Sat Feb 28 08:24:22 UTC 2004

Jan Rychter <jan at rychter.com> writes:

> >>>>> "Helmut" == Helmut Eller <e9626484 at stud3.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
>  Helmut> Jan Rychter <jan at rychter.com> writes:
>  >> But perhaps I'm missing something?
>  Helmut> The primary reason for this browser is that some warnings don't
>  Helmut> have a source location, i.e., they don't belong to a particular
>  Helmut> source form but to the entire file or compilation unit.  The
>  Helmut> other reason is that SBCL produces about hundred redefinition
>  Helmut> style warnings when I recompile swank-sbcl.lisp and I found it
>  Helmut> difficult to find the few (non-style) warnings.
> Hmm, I think I understand now. Thanks.
>  >> All in all, I'd suggest making this buffer pop up optionally, I'll
>  >> just disable that option then, I guess. And it would be vastly more
>  >> useful if the keys were electric and the active extents began at the
>  >> beginning of the line (or if the electric keys jumped to the
>  >> appropriate place in the buffer).
>  Helmut> OK.  I'll remove this feature and only use it in my private
>  Helmut> setup.
> If people find it useful, perhaps it's a good candidate for a defcustom?

Will make it customizable, disabled by default.

> I just wanted to ask, because I intend to do some usability work on
> slime (making sure that windows open and close properly, that
> keybindings are consistent, etc) -- I've been wondering whether I
> understand how this feature is supposed to work and whether I should try
> to fix things in it.

Yeah, some things could be improved.


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