[slime-devel] slime repl AND slime-fancy vs. XEmacs

Mark H. David mhd at yv.org
Sat Nov 14 23:16:14 UTC 2009


Sorry if this these are old issues already.  I just recently became a 
subscriber to this list.

I've been using SLIME a few years on Linux, and it was fine, and 
actually set up by others.

Recently, I tried setting it up on Windows by myself.  Not so smooth. 

I followed the basic documentation, which was basically

  (require 'slime)

But that did not start a REPL, but just the *inferior-lisp* buffer.  
After a while,
I looked around, and I found some "chatter" about having to do

 (require 'slime-fancy)

That almost worked in XEmacs, and did work in GNU Emacs.  Is that really 
the average user is supposed to do?  The main doc on installation 
pointed to from here:


which doc is here:


says this is what you should do:

     (require 'slime)

I.e., the first thing I tried.  So, is the basic doc wrong?  What's the 

Also, regarding XEmacs, it did not work off the bat when I required 
but did work after I wrapped (unless (featurep 'xemacs) ...)
around (require 'slime-autodoc) in a few slime*.el files.

Can we get very simple changes such as this, which happen to be
needed to make SLIME work with XEmacs, into the main line?



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