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Re: Common Lisp in Emacs (lisp-mode, font-lock, SLIME, SLY, ...)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Common Lisp in Emacs (lisp-mode, font-lock, SLIME, SLY, ...)
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 00:45:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Luke Gorrie [2020-04-11 06:58:29] wrote:
> SLIME is a minor-mode below lisp-mode that reuses the lisp-mode
> functionality like navigating by sexp, font-lock, indentation, etc. The
> dynamic indentation stuff in SLIME, like detecting &body in macros, is used
> to configure property lists that lisp-mode will see. So really relying on
> and heavily using lisp-mode.

Teemu Likonen [2020-04-11 08:36:48] wrote:
> Slime uses lisp-mode with Lisp files but adds some minor modes on the
> top of it. The most important addition is slime-mode but there are
> usually other minor modes too, depending on the configuration. I happen
> to have slime-autodoc-mode and slime-trace-dialog-mode.

João Távora [2020-04-11 16:38:27] wrote:
> No. Both SLY and SLIME use lisp-mode. They augment it with minor modes
> which are added to lisp-mode-hook. slime-mode and sly-mode are such
> minor modes and they are active wherever Lisp-related features are
> required (finding definitions, describing symbols, inspecting values,
> etc).

Thank you very much for the quick answers.  It gave me the info I needed
right away, and helped me find quickly the rest of the answers I needed.
I'm surprised and glad to see `lisp-mode` is so actively used
(tho it hasn't seen much activity over the years).


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