Setting Up Emacs for Lisp (SBCL)

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  • fiveam-asdf

    ASDF plug-in for defining test systems based on the FiveAM test library

    again, don't. use fiveam to define a test suite, and run your tests from the repl via `(fiveam:run! 'my-test-suite)`. then, use fiveam-asdf to integrate your test suite into your system definition, and you can compile, load and run your tests with `(asdf:test-system "my-system")`.

  • sly

    Sylvester the Cat's Common Lisp IDE (by joaotavora)

    try switching to sly (it should be a drop-in replacement) and see if that makes you happier. it comes with a lot of extra features enabled by default, relative to slime.

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  • rainbow-blocks

    block syntax highlighting in emacs

    About tools: This and this can be useful.

  • cl-cookbook

    The Common Lisp Cookbook

    guide books I stumbled upon while web-searching for some Common Lisp features: gigamonkey (for format, loop, and basic file handling), and lispcookbook (for debugging, type system, web development, among other things).

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