[slime-devel] Re: (1) archives (2) *** - invalid byte #x90 in CHARSET:CP1252 conversion

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Sun Dec 2 08:37:39 UTC 2007

* Terrence Brannon [2007-12-02 01:00+0100] writes:

> (2) When starting SLIME under clisp on Cygwin, I get the error: *** -
> invalid byte #x90 in CHARSET:CP1252 conversion
> Startup transcript follows:
> (load "/home/Administrator/mydocs/dl/slime-2.0/swank-loader.lisp" :verbose t)
> (swank:start-server
> "/cygdrive/c/DOCUME~1/ADMINI~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/slime.4924"
> :external-format :iso-latin-1-unix)

It is a bit strange that you don't see something like 
";; Loading file swank-loader.lisp".

Do you also get those errors if you execute the above forms in a
normal CLISP session (without Emacs)?  You can also try to remove the
:external-format argument.  If you get errors, please show us a

If everything works in the normal session you can try to start Swank
with swank:create-server instead of start-server and then connect from
Emacs with M-x slime-connect.

You can also try to change default-process-coding-system in Emacs to
latin-1 if it isn't already.


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