[Slime-devel] cutting and pasting S-expressions from buffer to REPL

Frank kulugox at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 04:19:49 UTC 2014

Faheem Mitha <faheem at faheem.info> writes:

> Hello everyone,
> I've recently started using SLIME with SBCl on Debian, where
> SLIME defaults to using SBCL, at least when it is
> installed. So far I am very impressed. I haven't been able
> to take off and fly yet, but I'm on the runway.:-)
> I'm particularly impressed by the underlining source which
> has compile errors, and doing a popup on mouseover
> feature. I don't know whose idea this was, but it is pretty
> damn cool. Does anyone know the history of this feature?
> So, I have a question about SLIME. When debugging, or indeed
> otherwise, I find it useful to copy and paste S-expressions
> from a buffer to the REPL. I've been using the mouse for
> this, which is decidedly sub-optimal. I hate using the
> mouse. I was thinking that it would be handy to have a
> command which would copy and paste S-expressions from a
> buffer to the REPL, while at the same time switching the
> buffer to the REPL. The S-expression would be chosen by
> having the cusor to the right of the closing expression. I'm
> not sure if this position has a name.
> I don't know if this command already exists. I could not
> find it in the manual. If it doesn't, could someone tell me
> what code would tell emacs to do this? My knowledge of Emacs
> programming is non-existent.
> Please CC me on any reply. Thanks.
>                                                            Regards, Faheem
I found "M-x slime-eval-last-expression"  in other buffer is an
alternative way to achieve.


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