Save & load file
blake at mcbride.name
Wed Jul 15 10:59:28 UTC 2015
Most often I edit several functions within a particular lisp file in order
to add a feature or fix a bug. I would then like to save and load the
whole file in order to test it.
I don't like to pass each function to lisp when I am done editing it
(^X^E) because I often bounce back and forth between several functions
while programming. When I am ready to test, it is too burdensome for me to
remember which functions I passed to lisp, which I have not, and which were
passed to lisp _after_ my last edit of it. Re-loading the whole file when
I am done is perfect.
I don't like to be forced to re-compile it in order to load it for the
1. Some lisp's take longer to compile/load than to just load
2. Compiling often creates a bunch of junk files that I don't want to see
3. (I imagine) some lisp's can provide better debugging information on
interpreted code rather than compiled code
4. When developing, the run-time speed of the particular module I am
working on almost never matters. If other parts need to be fast, I can
compile those. (Of course I would compile the whole thing for production
I appreciate this dialog because my development process makes a lot of
sense to me. But I recognize that, out of ignorance, I may not be doing
the best thing. If I am right, clearly slime needs a key bound to a
slime-save-and-load function as described below. If I am wrong, I just
need to understand it, and learn to use the correct procedure.
On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 12:49 AM, Jeff Cunningham <jeffrey at jkcunningham.com>
> On 07/14/2015 06:15 PM, Blake McBride wrote:
> I had to take the "P" argument out, and then everything worked perfectly.
> (I am using GNU Emacs 24.3.1)
> I am surprised this sequence isn't a pre-configured feature of standard
> slime with a keyboard shortcut. It is my most used sequence.
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 6:17 PM, edgar <edgar-rft at web.de> wrote:
>> Am Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:58:31 -0500
>> schrieb Blake McBride <blake at mcbride.name>:
>> > Greetings,
>> > Long-time lisp user, short time slime user here. There is something
>> > I like to do frequently but seems to be a real hassle with slime.
>> > I'm sure either there is a command to do what I want, or it is easy
>> > for me to write one. I thought rather than going doen an ignorant
>> > path, I'd ask the list. Sure appreciate any help.
>> > What I would like is a keyboard command that would:
>> > 1. save the current file being edited
>> > 2. load (not compile) that file without asking it's name
>> A basic Emacs function doing both could look like this:
>> (defun slime-save-and-load-file ()
>> (interactive "P")
>> (let ((filename (buffer-file-name)))
>> (if (not filename)
>> (message "Buffer %s is not associated with a file."
>> (slime-load-file filename))))
>> - edgar
> Just out of curiosity, why do you do this all the time? What's the
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