[slime-devel] More features by default

Juho Snellman jsnell at iki.fi
Sun Dec 28 04:52:29 UTC 2008

Zach Beane <xach at xach.com> writes:
> I disagree. I think the default slime setup should have no contribs
> loaded, not the arbitrary slime-fancy kitchen sink of contribs loaded.

That works for as long as the contribs are the fancy chrome, not the
core essentials. Of course different people are going to have
different opinions on what's a core essential feature, but I really
fail to see the point of a CL ide without a repl.

The motivation of splitting it out into a contrib was apparently to
allow people to replace the whole repl implementation if needed, and
that seems fair enough. But it seems incredibly user-hostile to but
the burden of figuring out "oh, I need the repl module" on new users,
instead of on the one person on the planet who is going to write his
own replacement repl. So maybe some subset of contribs should be
loaded by default.

And I don't think I'm whining about this just due to the sbcl repl
being unusable by itself.

Juho Snellman

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