3.3 Compilation commands
SLIME has fancy commands for compiling functions, files, and
packages. The fancy part is that notes and warnings offered by the
Lisp compiler are intercepted and annotated directly onto the
corresponding expressions in the Lisp source buffer. (Give it a try to
see what this means.)
- C-c C-c
- M-x slime-compile-defun
Compile the top-level form at point. The region blinks shortly to
give some feedback which part was chosen.
With (positive) prefix argument the form is compiled with maximal
debug settings (C-u C-c C-c). With negative prefix argument it is compiled for
speed (M-- C-c C-c).
The code for the region is executed after compilation. In principle,
the command writes the region to a file, compiles that file, and loads
the resulting code.
- C-c C-k
- M-x slime-compile-and-load-file
Compile and load the current buffer's source file. If the compilation
step fails, the file is not loaded. It's not always easy to tell
whether the compilation failed: occasionally you may end up in the
debugger during the load step.
- C-c M-k
- M-x slime-compile-file
Compile (but don't load) the current buffer's source file.
- C-c C-l
- M-x slime-load-file
Load a Lisp file. This command uses the Common Lisp LOAD function.
- M-x slime-compile-region
Compile the selected region.
The annotations are indicated as underlining on source forms. The
compiler message associated with an annotation can be read either by
placing the mouse over the text or with the selection commands below.
- M-x slime-next-note
Move the point to the next compiler note and displays the note.
- M-x slime-previous-note
Move the point to the previous compiler note and displays the note.
- C-c M-c
- M-x slime-remove-notes
Remove all annotations from the buffer.
- C-x `
- M-x next-error
Visit the next-error message. This is not actually a SLIME command
but SLIME creates a hidden buffer so that most of the Compilation
mode commands (see Compilation Mode) work similarly for
Lisp as for batch compilers.