[slime-devel] Slime with SBCL 1.0.22 on windows ; pipelined request... (swank:listener-eval "d

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Mon Dec 22 22:13:18 UTC 2008

* Rayne [2008-12-22 03:40+0100] writes:

> I installed slime, and SBCL for windows, and it works fine, except for 
> the REPL. Everything works great until I do something to cause an error, 
> when I do, the debugger fires and gives me my options, and no matter 
> which one I choose, nothing happens. The CL-USER> prompt doesn't come 
> back, it just hangs up, and any thing I type results in it saying "; 
> pipelined request... (swank:listener-eval "d". Is there any way to fix 
> this? This really sucks. I'm sure it's something to do with SBCL because 
> the windows port is experimental, just shooting at the chance of there 
> being a fix for it.

This sounds like this problem:

Scroll down to the workaround.

Summary: it's a problem with SBCL/Windows/READ-CHAR-NO-HANG/socket-streams.

We could work around that in SLIME but it would clearly be better if the
bug would be fixed in SBCL.


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