[slime-devel] Re: Indenting macro bodies

Peter Seibel peter at javamonkey.com
Thu Oct 7 00:16:42 UTC 2004

Helmut Eller <e9626484 at stud3.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

> Peter Seibel <peter at javamonkey.com> writes:
>> So that variable is set to t and lisp-indent-function's value is
>> common-lisp-indent-function yet I'm still getting "special"
>> indentation of lines following a "def" form. Which is particularly
>> ignoring in cases like this (indented with indent-sexp):
> common-lisp-indent-function recognizes "def", "with", and apparently
> also "do" and "without" forms with some string matching and the
> associated indentation rules are basically fixed.  Most other symbols,
> e.g. 'when, are indented according to their
> 'common-lisp-indent-function property.
> So what you see is not caused by SLIME, but by the somewhat
> questionable heuristic used by common-lisp-indent-function.

Yeah. I knew that it was wired into common-lisp-indent-function;
Something you said made me think that SLIME somehow prevented those
heuristics from coming into play.

Not that I have a lot of free time at the moment to actually do it but
how would folks feel about forking the cl-indent.el from emacs into
SLIME so we can hack on it without having to deal with getting the
"official" version that comes with Emacs patched. (I've submitted a
couple patches to cl-indent.el to the GNU emacs maintainers. One went
in; the other disappeared into a black hole.) This would also probably
improve the portability of user experience for SLIME users who switch
between GNU Emacs and Xemacs. (I have no idea if that's currently a


[Helmut, sorry for the dup. I'm not subscribed so this didn't go to
the list.]

Peter Seibel                                      peter at javamonkey.com

         Lisp is the red pill. -- John Fraser, comp.lang.lisp

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