[slime-devel] mode line error reporting

Stas Boukarev stassats at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 09:20:53 UTC 2009

Eric Abrahamsen <girzel at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I have what seems like a simple question that neither the docs nor the  
> web have answered: my mode line seems to have some sort of error  
> reporting feature, where the mode indicator reads Slime[package,  
> ccl{1}], with this number in curly braces representing how many errors  
> of some sort I've racked up.
It doesn't represent the number of errors. It does show number of
uncompleted asynchronous requests.

> I can't for the life of me figure out what these errors are, where I  
> can see further details, and how I can get that number to go away.  
> More irritatingly, when I'm editing Lisp source, Slime has taken to  
> flashing the {1} for an instant every time I type characters into the  
> buffer. It appears for an instant, then disappears immediately.  
> Presumably I've got a non-fatal misconfiguration somewhere that I  
> don't know about, but this is very distracting. Can someone point out  
> what's going on here? I'm using emacs CVS on Mac OS X (PPC), ccl  
> version 1.4-dev-r12553-trunk and the last change in my slime CVS  
> changelog is from 2009-08-04.

Every time you type a character, slime communicates with lisp to request
some information, for example, arglists.

With best regards, Stas.

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