[slime-devel] Re: [slime-cvs] CVS update: slime/ChangeLog

Steve Salkin steve at salkin.org
Wed Feb 23 09:13:17 UTC 2005

Helmut Eller wrote:

>Denis Bueno <dbueno at gmail.com> writes:
>>>+       (slime-repl-update-banner): Remove animation stuff.
>>>+       (slime-startup-animation): Deleted.
>>Why oh why was this deleted? This feature gave me warm and fuzzy
>>feelings at the start of every lisp hacking session! Can it at least
>>be optionally enabled?
>Because it takes ages (~2 sec) to display and needlessly complicates
>the code.  SLIME's startup sequence is already long and hairy enough.

As a slime user, I always found the animation a playful and cheerful 
thing, which befits the nature of Lisp programming. I really think it's 
a shame to see it go.

Of course I speak as a user and not a slime developer - I have no idea 
how it complicated matters. I wouldn't ask slime developers to preserve 
something that's arguably a gimmick if it makes things more difficult 
for them. But if the difficulty presented is small, I'd ask that you 

Since I'm writing, thanks for slime. It's a really nice tool.


More information about the slime-devel mailing list