Alex Mizrahi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| i admit that SBCL developers might have there reasons not to include
| readline-style REPL -- licensing issues, "why bother" argument or whatever,
| but it really sucks from _user_ perspective.
CMUCL has the same type of "basic" REPL as SBCL, and I've never had
a problem getting large amounts of code written/tested with it...
and I don't even use Emacs!! ;-}
As others have advised you, do your input editing in an *editor*
[which one really doesn't matter], and then "send" (with Emacs/Slime)
or "copy/paste" (with "vi", say) the forms into your REPL. It's *easy*!
p.s. GNU "readline()" is *not* a panacea for Lisp REPL input!!
See <http://www.nhplace.com/kent/PS/Ambitious.html> for just
a few reasons why it probably can't ever be.
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