[slime-devel] slime feature proposal: message-of-the-day
dlw at itasoftware.com
Fri Nov 3 16:28:30 UTC 2006
On the other hand, you don't want to grow this thing
into a whole newsgroup system...
On Fri, 2006-11-03 at 16:27 +0100, Stefan Kamphausen wrote:
> Marco Baringer <mb at bese.it> writes:
> > hi,
> > 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,
> > etc.).
> 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.
> Other roles
> 'slime-newbie (default) - common usage tips
> 'slime-ignoramus - no messages at all
> Just thinking here...
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