[slime-devel] slime-setup defaults [was: slime-repl buffer never appears]

Stas Boukarev stassats at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 10:57:19 UTC 2011

Attila Lendvai <attila.lendvai at gmail.com> writes:

>> (require 'slime)
>> (slime-setup)
>> in my init file, and inferior-lisp-program set to the binary, M-x slime
>> doesn't quite work right.  The *inferior-lisp* buffer starts up, swank
>> says it's starting (I see the compilation) but the repl buffer never
>> appears.
>> I do eventually get the "Connected." message, but I never see the repl
>> buffer.
>> What am I missing?
> you, imo don't miss much.
> the slime defaults, on the other hand, are missing a whole lot of
> great features which are this way hidden from the newcomers, for the
> minor convenience of one of the maintainers (afaik) who prefers not to
> have those features enabled by default...
> the problem here is the huge difference between the effort it takes to
> configure slime by an experienced user and by a newcomer. there's a
> mail with this question every few weeks (and consider the time wasted
> by newcomers who resolve it using google, and the number of newcomers
> who don't even miss the repl, because they don't even know about
> it...)
> this mail is a political argument for changing slime defaults (enable
> at least the inspector, repl, fuzzy completion, presentations),
> because i believe that such a change would make slime more useful. my
> intention is to call for people's reason to support such a change,
> instead of dealing with each mail separately on this topic.
I'm all for loading slime-fancy by default.

With best regards, Stas.

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