[Openmcl-devel] I made simple swank helper.

Dmitry Igrishin dfigrish at gmail.com
Fri May 13 15:03:52 PDT 2016

2016-05-13 20:02 GMT+03:00 Gary Byers <gb at clozure.com>:

> I don't use SLIME at all, largely because of the :COMMUNICATION-STYLE
> :SPAWN issues
> that Park Sungmin's patch tries to address and avoid.  I have always
> assumed that people
> who do use SLIME with CCL either don't notice those issues or don't care
> about them as much
> as I do, and that people who use SLIME with other implementations don't
> experience the same
> issues because of (possibly very subtle) implementation-dependent details
> related to how
> threads and dynamic/special variable bindings interact with each other.
> People do run into
> those issues fairly often, and my explanations of those issues seem to
> fall on deaf (or at
> least very bored) ears.
Gary, could you explain please your workflow on hacking Lisp without using
the SLIME? I've
always considered it as a de facto standard free IDE for Lisp.

> I'd be glad to get swank-helper into the CCL distribution, and will try to
> do that as soon
> as I can.  Sometimes, things can get lost in the shuffle for very mundane
> reasons.  I almost
> missed this message thread because of problems with the spam filtering
> service that I use,
> and when I say "as soon as I can", I naturally mean "as soon as all of
> those lonely attractive women
> who want to meet me" stop sending me as much email as they have been
> sending me lately.

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