Dandelion is a plugin for Eclipse that supports Lisp programming in the Eclipse platform. It comes with two ready to use Lisp environments: SBCL and CLISP. It is possible to connect other environments.
Supported Common Lisp versions
|SBCL||Windows||x86||2.0.0||maintained (SBCL only partially maintains Windows)|
There are two ways to install the plugin in Eclipse: Marketplace install and Update-Site installation.
Search for 'Dandelion' in the Eclipse Marketplace dialog (Help > Eclipse Marketplace...). You have to choose an appropriate environment for your current platform.
Enter the URL to the Dandelion Update-Site in the Help > Install New Software... dialog: https://ragnaroek.github.io/dandelion/ You have to choose an appropriate environment for your current platform.
Setting the executable permissions on *nix systems
The Common Lisp environments that come with the plugin are executables that cannot be executed after installation. You probably will get an Exception if you try to evaluate Lisp-Code in the editor. To fix this problem you have to give the environment executables the execute permission with
chmod +x <path/to/environment>
You can extract the correct path to the environment from the resulting error message.
Editor and Code Outline
Dandelion provides an editor with error highlighting and an outline view to quickly navigate through big files:
The editor provides completions and documentation for functions/macros:
The apropos view allows you to search for functions/macros/packages and their documentation:
Dandelion comes with ready to use Lisp environments. You do not have to install/configure anything. The plugin also provides a REPL for interactively trying out code: