Subject: Re: When to recompile/reeval? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 19 Oct 2002 21:20:58 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Don Geddis | I've used both myself. Just curious: would you mind listing a few | specific features that you've found in ACL to make it "different and so | much better" than CMUCL? Two things really stand out: (1) Multithreaded support directly from Emacs, which meant background compilation and support functions. I quickly became used to running different listeners in different packages and even run various minor services from Emacs. (2) The cross-reference facility is amazingly useful. From Emacs, M-x fi:edit-who-calls and M-x fi:edit-who-is-called-by remove the need to go hunting through the sources files with grep and tags files. The arglist facility is also one of the most useful things around, but this is sort of a given, but the way Emacs talks to the Common Lisp process was so much more streamlined and integrated. (For a time, I hosted the ILISP mailig list, but I have not used it in many years. One of the reasons I have never put LispWorks to the test is that their user interface is not sufficiently compatible with Emacs.) -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.