[slime-devel] Re: Operating on the swank readtable?

Tobias C. Rittweiler tcr at freebits.de
Thu Jan 17 11:17:43 UTC 2008

Alberto Riva <ariva at ufl.edu> wrote on 2007-05-17:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to define a few macro characters for use in the slime
> top-level, but I can't figure out where to put the
> SET-DISPATCH-MACRO-CHARACTER calls so that they affect the swank
> readtable instead of the default one. I've tried putting them both in
> my lisp initialization file and in .swank.lisp, but in both cases the
> macro character is defined in the initial readtable and not in the
> slime one (so it works in the *inferior-lisp* buffer, but not in the
> slime-repl buffer). Thanks!

The initial readtable should be the same readtable as the REPL readtable
(if you haven't set *READTABLE* to something else and haven't touched
swank:*readtable-alist*.) It's also the behaviour I'm seeing with SBCL.

Does this issue still persist?


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