[slime-devel] Trying to start up SLIME with SBCL on Windows XP

Holly Styles hollystyles at fastmail.co.uk
Thu Dec 23 10:42:46 UTC 2010


I Have found Lisp Cabinet to be a nice all-in-one Windows install of a 
Lisp environment, it gives you access to several Lisps including SBCL. I 
liked it better than Lispbox.

But, having been through the pain you are experiencing now, I have to 
say, doing it the hard way with seperate installs of emacs/sbcl/slime is 
worth it. You are forced to find out about the necessary plumbing that 
stitches it all together, once you have that grounding then I recommend 
Lispbox or Lisp Cabinet for Windows, or even better install a Linux 
distro in a VM or seperate partition and just apt-get all the tools. I 
found Ubuntu the easiest to do this with.


On 22/12/2010 07:58, George Lindholm wrote:
> Greetings.
> I have installed SBCL and Emacs on Windows XP, and have pulled the 
> current CVS files for SLIME, added path settings to .emacs, and turned 
> the key.
> It seems to start working, but then SBCL apparently tries to find a 
> file named “ASDF-extensions.lisp”.
> I looked through all the files I downloaded related to SBCL, Emacs, 
> and SLIME, but could not find that file. I also have googled to see if 
> others had this problem with SBCL, but to no avail.
> I apologize if the SLIME list is not the appropriate venue for the 
> questions, so if there is a better one please let me know.
> Questions:
> Is ASDF-extensions.lisp supposed to be installed with SLIME?
> If so, where can I get a copy?
> If not, any ideas where it comes from?
> Thanks.
> George
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