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

Anton Vodonosov vodonosov at mail.ru
Fri Nov 3 20:14:28 UTC 2006


It's cool, but why this future should be available only
for lisp programmers?

I far as I understand, the file referenced by *motd-pathname*
should be accessible from the local machine. If so, it may
be more flexible to implement ChangeLog parser in emacs lisp
and turn it into a separate tool, that may be used by any emacs
user, not necessary by lisp developer.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:slime-devel-bounces at common-lisp.net]On Behalf Of Marco Baringer
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:14 PM
To: slime-devel at common-lisp.net
Subject: [slime-devel] slime feature proposal: message-of-the-day


  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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