[slime-devel] Another small request...

Paul Bowyer pbowyer at olynet.com
Sun Apr 3 23:00:47 UTC 2011


As I'm working with Slime and learning Lisp, I occasionally copy/paste 
code examples into 'somefile.lisp' for compiling/loading to test from 
the Slime REPL.

Usually when extended characters show up in Emacs after pasting some 
code, I'm able to notice them and overwrite them with the correct 
characters, but I recently ran into a situation where an extended 
character (0xE28099) showed up that I was unable to discern visually 
(looked like a ') and when I tried to compile the file the slime 
connection was broken and I received

"Lisp connection closed unexpectedly: connection broken by remote peer"

which I was able to correct by restarting Slime.

However, I had to examine the lisp source file in a hex editor (vim also 
worked) to discover which character was the offender. Is there a way set 
up Slime (or Emacs) so extended characters are identified and marked 
(even when they don't appear visually different than ascii)?



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