[slime-devel] Re: SLIME with AllegroCL on Windows - dumb question
eslick at csail.mit.edu
Thu Feb 24 17:13:12 UTC 2005
I've been using SLIME with Allegro 6.2 and 7.0 under Windows for
some time. My problem was only a startup delay launching the GUI
application, reading the swank code and starting the server. My lisp
init file sets the port # to connect so calling slime-connect works fine
if I just delay the connect until the server is ready. Your mileage may
vary (different systems take different startup time). I always use F5
instead of M-x slime to start up the system.
(start-process "acl" nil "c:/Progra~1/acl70/clim.exe" "+B" "+M"
"+cn" "-I" "clim.dxl")
;; "-d" "allegro-log.txt")
;; Give time for loading to happen and server to start
(slime-connect "localhost" 4005)
(swank::create-swank-server 4005 :spawn #'swank::simple-announce-function t)
Luke Gorrie wrote:
>Peter Seibel <peter at gigamonkeys.com> writes:
>>Not having a Windows box to play with, I haven't gotten around to
>>trying SLIME on Windows. What's the reason it doesn't Just Work? Is it
>I don't have Windows either and have generally been happy that people
>have looked after themselves in this respect :-)
>I think it's mostly simple. Here is what SLIME wants to do:
> 1. Open a lisp in *inferior-lisp*
> 2. Send Lisp forms directly to the REPL asking it to load/start Swank
> 3. Poll a /tmp file until swank writes its port number there
> 4. Read the port number and connect
>but some Windows Lisps are GUI beasts and don't want to run under
>*inferior-lisp* so they won't work this way.
>So instead one has to do something like Edi did:
> 1. Start Lisp as a GUI program with an argument telling it to start Swank
> 2. Loop doing `slime-connect' on a well-known-port until we manage
> to connect to the asynchronously-starting server.
>and this could perhaps be rolled into SLIME proper as an alternative
>startup flow and tested/used on Unix.
>This is probably not the full story though. There has been VBscript
>flying around and I haven't understood what it's upto.
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