[slime-devel] mode line error reporting

Eric Abrahamsen girzel at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 10:23:31 UTC 2009

On Sep 7, 2009, at 5:20 PM, Stas Boukarev wrote:

> 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.

Aha, I was confused, thanks for this.

>> 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.

Is there a way to shut it off? I don't really need this information  
and half of my mode line leaping left and right as I type is very  


> -- 
> With best regards, Stas.

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