[slime-devel] Re: Mailing List Question

Zach Calvert zachcalvert at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 23:17:18 UTC 2008

Thanks for the response.  I'm getting used to XEmacs at the same time
learning about Lisp, so this is probably a newbie question.

I've set up my XEmacs, Gnu Lisp, and Slime as documented here:

I can get to the REPL using M-x slime  and I can successfully run
commands such as
>> (+ 2 3)

However, when trying to open a file buffer, so I can write
libraries/save work/etc, I try it using C-x C-f, give it a file name,
and enter lisp code.  When I try to compile using C-c C-c or C-c C-k,
I get "Not connected"  Also, the minibuffer is also always filled with
the line:
Polling "C:\\Documen~\\zcalver\\Locals~1\\Temp\\slime.5876".. (Abort
with 'M-x slime-abort-connection'.)

When I try defining a hello world function and running the compile
command, I can barely see this "Not connected" line, which is promptly
covered up by the Polling line listed above.

First, how do I get rid of that obnoxious polling line?  Second off,
how do I open a buffer that will allow me to write libraries and such
to a file and then compile them/load them for use in the REPL?

Thanks bunches,
Zach Calvert

On Jan 18, 2008 4:56 PM, Helmut Eller <heller at common-lisp.net> wrote:
> * Zach Calvert [2008-01-18 20:43+0100] writes:
> > Is this mailing list for general questions using Slime or for Slime
> > development only?  If Slime development only, is there a general
> > usage/newbie question mailing list?
> You can ask any Slime related question to here.  We try to be helpful,
> but answering newbie questions and hand-holding takes quite a bit of
> time, so don't be upset if not all questions are answered.
> I'm not aware of any other Slime mailing list, but you can try your
> luck at the #lisp IRC channel.
> Helmut.
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