[slime-devel] Re: Lisp interaction with editors other than emacs?

Jeremy Brown jhbrown at itasoftware.com
Thu Mar 22 15:03:53 UTC 2007

I've been playing with Eclipse for Java development.  It has some
nifty features, mostly in terms of the automated refactoring, but also
some wildly annoying behaviors --- at least three different search
modalities, for instance.  (Obligatory blogged rant:

All that said, at a quick glance it looks like Joe has windows-y
keybindings.  Eclipse defaults to windows-y keybinding as well, so you
(Duncan) probably ought to check it out and see what you think.


Sean Charles <sean.charles at objitsu.com> writes:

> I have got CUSP, it's 'good' but I don't really like Eclipse much...  
> it just seems to have far too many windows and to my mind is not  
> 'real programming' whereas SLIME+EMACS feels like a comfy pair of  
> slippers now.
> Sean
> On 22 Mar 2007, at 14:09, Bill Clementson wrote:
>> On 22 Mar 2007 12:04:23 +0100, Andras Simon <andras at renyi.hu> wrote:
>>> "Duncan Domingue" <duncanbojangles at gmail.com> writes:
>>> > I'm looking for information regarding interaction between a
>>> running lisp
>>> > instance and text editors other than emacs. I'm not a huge fan
>>> of emacs, joe
>>> > being my editor of choice, and I haven't been able to find
>>> something similar
>>> > to slime for joe or any other text editor. I was wondering if
>>> anyone on the
>>> > list knows of any project similar in scope and approach as slime
>>> for other
>>> > text editors. Any information would be very helpful, even if it
>>> doesn't
>>> > involve the editor joe. Thanks in advance.
>>> There's slime for J (http://armedbear-j.sourceforge.net/); AFAIK
>>> its author
>>> uses it for interaction with ABCL, SBCL (and probably XCL). I'm
>>> not sure it's
>>> documented anywhere, but you can always ask on one of the mailing
>>> lists here:
>>> http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=55057.
>> Another option (although I haven't tried it so can't comment on how
>> well it might work) is cusp (slime-devel at common-lisp.net) - a
>> SWANK-based plugin for Eclipse.
>> --
>> Bill Clementson
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