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

Stas Boukarev stassats at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 23:38:14 UTC 2009

"Mark H. David" <mhd at yv.org> writes:

> Hi. 
> 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)
>   (slime-setup)
> 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)
>  (slime-setup). 
> That almost worked in XEmacs, and did work in GNU Emacs.  Is that really 
> what
> the average user is supposed to do?
No, you it should've been (slime-setup '(slime-fancy))

> The main doc on installation pointed to from here:
>   http://common-lisp.net/project/slime/
> which doc is here:
> http://common-lisp.net/project/slime/doc/html/Installation.html#Installation
> says this is what you should do:
>      (require 'slime)
>      (slime-setup)
> I.e., the first thing I tried.  So, is the basic doc wrong?  What's the 
> deal?
The deal is that it's not loaded by default. Don't ask me why.

With best regards, Stas.

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