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

Helmut Eller 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
> see.

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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