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Re: [gentoo-lisp] How to apply live swank melpa update? (SBCL, ASDF 3.1.

From: Chema Alonso Josa
Subject: Re: [gentoo-lisp] How to apply live swank melpa update? (SBCL, ASDF 3.1.5 (?), GNU Emacs 26.0.91)
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 20:03:12 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 07:25:38AM +0000, Akater wrote:
> How do I apply swank update coming with GNU Emacs SLIME melpa update without
> restarting Lisp?
> Initially I just tried to
> (asdf:load-system "swank")
> which signalled a SIMPLE-FILE-ERROR while attempting to WRITE-FILE
> located at a previous slime directory which directory does not exist
> anymore after SLIME update.
> Restarting SLIME signalled the same error, only now I'm not connected to
> Lisp image at all. At this point, I don't know what to do sans
> restarting Lisp which would be unwelcome.
> What should I have done and what do I do now? (Clearly, at least I
> should have started a different SLIME connection for this attempt at
> restart.)
> Note regarding ASDF version: Gentoo says ASDF 3.1.5, manual shipped with
> current SBCL (1.4.5) says 3.3.1. Without connection to Lisp, I can't say
> much more.

Don't know if the following would have helped at your end:


and then

(require :swank)

Regarding SBCL at gentoo, we use the latest version of ASDF because
SBCL bumps versions of ASDF not very frequently in their releases.


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