[slime-devel] Putting REPL prompt on the mode line?

Brian Downing bdowning at lavos.net
Thu Dec 22 01:04:20 UTC 2005

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 12:05:32AM +0000, Derek Peschel wrote:
> As a first step toward my general goal of making a LISP interface that
> is designed for random-access displays rather than simulated Teletypes,
> I thought I would get the prompt out of REPL buffers and put the same
> information on their mode lines.
> A one-line change to sline.el prevents printing the prompt string,
> [...]
> The next problem is to put the information in the mode line or perhaps in
> the top pane that currently shows the port and process IDs.  The standard
> prompt shows the current package.  To the user, the prompt also means
> "evaluation of the last form (or initialiation) was aborted or is complete"
> as well as "the reader is expecting new input and is not in the middle of
> reading anything".

More importantly to me, the prompt tells me "this is what *PACKAGE* was
when I ran this command n {minutes,hours,days} ago."  I'd be very
unhappy for that information to go away.

I guess I'm not sure what problem you're attempting to solve here...

*** Brian Downing <bdowning at lavos dot net> 

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