Subject: Re: One lisp many emacs connections?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/05/18
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Jonathan Siegel <>
| I am wondering if it is possible to start a lisp process on a machine
| independent from an emacs session and then have many emacs sessions
| connect to this process through the emacs-lisp interface (ELI).

  I have been looking for ways to accomplish this myself.  After much
  chagrin and wasting of time, I settled for Lisp listeners reachable
  with ordinary Telnet sessions, and use those almost exclusively
  where I need "multi-port access", while Allegro CL runs under an
  Emacs in a screen that I normally stay detached from.

  The core problem is that ELI uses a separate channel to communicate
  signals and a few other situations that are hard to communicate
  in-band.  E.g., it would be confusing if Allegro CL wanted to open a
  new background stream to an Emacs buffer and it did so in the wrong
  Emacs.  How to communicate which Emacs to talk to is unsolved.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.