[slime-devel] slime repl AND slime-fancy vs. XEmacs
heller at common-lisp.net
Wed Nov 18 11:00:50 UTC 2009
* Mark H. David [2009-11-17 09:09+0100] writes:
> I never really heard of anyone intentionally running SLIME without
> running the REPL.
Now you have: I don't use it.
> I thought the REPL was the essence of using SLIME.
No, it's not. Using Slime was always supposed to feel like programming
Elisp which rarely involves a repl.
> At least, I think it's the most common way people run SLIME. If I'm
> at all close to right, I would still like to see it there on that main
> installation doc page.
By not putting it there, we making it crystal clear that the REPL is a
contrib and separated from Slime.
> Couldn't it shown as an example along with explaining that it's a
> "contrib", but it's the most commonly used one, and then sending them
> off to the contrib doc for extra information? That's what I'd like to
There was already a link to the contrib section. I added one in the
*inferior-lisp* paragraph and recommend slime-repl and slime-fancy
in the contrib section.
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