[slime-devel] What's the difference between compile and load?
echaozh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 10:03:44 UTC 2007
I'm new to the language and to the REPL environment.
When I'm using Slime, and use C-c C-k to compile-and-load a file which
contains constant definitions, Slime sometimes complains about constant
redefinition. On the other hand, when I use C-c M-k to just compile the
file, Slime sometimes just ignores the change in the file. I'm not quite
sure if the latter phenomenon is just coincidence or it is so designated.
It makes me quite confused about the concept of compilation and loading.
Does the compilation of a file makes the definitions inside the file
accessible in the REPL? Or do I have to load the file? If compilation is
enough, then what's the loading for? If load is mandatory, then why does
compiling the defun makes the function accessible?
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