[Openmcl-devel] Preferred Dev Env for OpenMCL

Erik Pearson erik at adaptations.com
Tue Aug 15 17:11:51 UTC 2006


I prefer to just edit in emacs (with whatever lisp mode works for  
you) and compile/debug in a plain terminal window. I've not tried  
slime for a while, but last time I did I just ended up in all sorts  
of trouble. Turned my emacs from a rock solid workhorse to a  
tempestuous  terror. I don't quite remember where I got this version  
of emacs (other than versiontracker), but it is version 22.0.50.1  
from 2005-5-8 and works great. I found aquaemacs cool at first, but  
it drove me crazy after a while.

I just about only build with asdf, and have a few little shorthand  
functions for making life on the command line a bit easier. Yeah, and  
sometimes I need another terminal window open to kill openmcl if it  
gets out of whack (e.g., when I'm building and testing a server app  
with threads.)

Erik.


On Aug 13, 2006, at 6:22 PM, Phil wrote:

> I've been using Aquamacs/Slime/OpenMCL for a while now and it works
> far better for me than other combos of emacs/slime/lisp I've tried
> for OS X development.
>
> One minor issue is that should your code drop you to the OpenMCL
> kernel debugger, Slime doesn't know how to handle it and becomes
> unresponsive.  The fix is to just  switch to *inferior-lisp*,
> manually quit out of the OpenMCL kdb, then restart slime.  (pretty
> rare and every time this has happened so far, it's been a result of
> my broken code esp. re: the Cocoa Bridge.)
>
> On Aug 13, 2006, at 5:57 PM, Andrew Shalit wrote:
>
>> Is there a preferred development environment for OpenMCL on Linux
>> and/or
>> OS X?
>>
>> Emacs w/ SLIME?  Emacs w/ ILISP?  Is it worth helping people get
>> set up
>> with both?
>>
>> On the Mac, is there a preferred version of Emacs?  Aquamacs (which
>> comes pre-built with SLIME and so is very easy) or Carbon Emacs or
>> Emacs.app, or something else?
>>
>> And is Hemlock anything more than a proof of concept?
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