[Openmcl-devel] Swank listener startup preference seems not to work

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Thu Jun 4 21:58:21 PDT 2009

The code in the trunk IDE for setting up a swank listener is a work in progress;
one of the primary goals of that work is to provide a way for the event thread
to do I/O (for debugging) to something that's a little more lisp-aware and
less clunky (and potentially more featureful) than the AltConsole window.

That idea might or might not pan out (hopefully it will); until it
does, whatever (perhaps preliminary) code is there to support that
will likely change from day to day.

Mikel Evins has been doing this work and would have a clearer
understanding of where things stand than I do, but I believe that it's
currently at or very near the point where there's no need to build
Slime as part of the IDE build process.

On Thu, 4 Jun 2009, Neil Baylis wrote:

> I see the preference item for disabling the swank listener at launch, but it
> seems not to work. If I evaluate (require :cocoa) it always launches a new
> listener. When I do this from emacs/slime, I get a whole bunch of name
> conflicts for swank items.
> I'm using ccl Version 1.4-dev-r12199M-trunk which I got from SVN tonight.
> (Leopard/Intel).
> I'm assuming that if I successfully disable the swank listener startup, then
> I will stop seeing the swank name conflicts in emacs/slime. Maybe there's a
> simpler way to avoid them, in which case I'm all ears.
> Oh yeah, I'm attempting to set the preference while running the temp
> bundle32 application that launches when I evaluate (require :cocoa). Is that
> the right way?
> Thanks,
> Neil Baylis

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