[slime-devel] slime feature proposal: message-of-the-day
skampi at gmx.net
Fri Nov 3 15:27:07 UTC 2006
Marco Baringer <mb at bese.it> writes:
> 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,
If you're already there one might think about introducing roles and
have different messages displayed. You could declare yourself to be a
'slime-developer which would lead to messages concerning (e.g.)
internal changes or you could play the role of a 'slime-user and could
be given hints when some important functions change or when new
features are introduced.
'slime-newbie (default) - common usage tips
'slime-ignoramus - no messages at all
Just thinking here...
Stefan Kamphausen --- http://www.skamphausen.de
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