[slime-devel] slime feature proposal: message-of-the-day

Marco Baringer mb at bese.it
Fri Nov 3 15:14:28 UTC 2006


  i have a new slime feature but i'm debating whethere it's actually
  useful as part of standard slime or just bloat:

  we have a new variable swank:*motd-pathname* which, when not NIL, is
  assumed to name a ChangeLog formated file. When we connect slime to
  swank this file is read and the entries in the last N days are given
  to slime to be inserted into the repl before the prompt and after
  the banner.

  The idea behind this variable is tha a group of programmers would
  use it to communicate or remind themselves about development related
  changes (i'm thinking stuff like changes to default startup
  procedures, moving databases, api changes, test suite results,

  so, would this actually be useful or is it just bloat? (including
  the ChangeLog parser it's around 80 lines of code).

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