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README

A SWANK server for Chicken Scheme. 

See:
  http://www.doof.me.uk/2010/12/12/using-slime-with-chicken-scheme/ 
  http://www.doof.me.uk/2011/01/01/update-to-chicken-swank-server/
  http://www.doof.me.uk/2011/01/02/chicken-slime-describe-and-apropos/
for more details.

Quickstart:

1) chicken-install fmt symbol-utils apropos chicken-doc

2) Run chicken-install in the directory where you cloned the repository: this 
   will install the `slime' extension.

3) Add the Chicken extensions directory to your Emacs load-path. Typically this 
   will be /usr/local/lib/chicken/5/

4) Add the following to your .emacs

(slime-setup '(slime-fancy slime-banner))   ; If you don't use SLIME already
                       ; Refer to the SLIME manual for setup instructions

(autoload 'chicken-slime "chicken-slime" "SWANK backend for Chicken" t)

;; If your csi executable is in a non-standard location
(setq slime-csi-path "/path/to/csi")

;; If you want to specify a port to run SWANK on (default is 4005)
(setq swank-chicken-port 4015)

(add-hook 'scheme-mode-hook
          (lambda ()
            (slime-mode t)))

5) Start a SLIME REPL with

M-x chicken-slime

Note for the describe and apropos commands to work you must install a 
local copy of the Chicken documentation.

If you want to hack on the SWANK server set the following variable:

(setq swank-chicken-path "/path/to/swank-chicken.scm")

This will interpret the code rather than loading the extension. Note 
there is currently a bug in the interpreted version which causes a 
SEGV when viewing local variables in a call frame.

--

Report all bugs, etc. to nick AT nickg DOT me DOT uk.
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