To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET sly RET
Upcoming version ---------------- SLY 1.0.42 (December 2020) ------------------------------ ### Much improved company completion If you haven't yet, just `M-x package-install RET company-mode`, to enable `company`. It should start working in every SLY buffer. Moreover, a new "lazy" way to SLY collect completions from the Lisp backend means that user input is not blocked if this takes a long time. The result is a much more responsive on-the-fly completion experience. If you don't like company, you can still use the normal on-request TAB completion, which also features an improved UI. ### Fixed Helm conflicts Helm users should now get access to the full capabilities of SLY's completion function without needing to install any extra packages. Just need to `M-x sly-symbol-completion-mode` to turn off SLY's default completion UI. (https://github.com/joaotavora/sly/issues/303) ### Redesigned completion backend A redesigned completion backend replaces the legacy contribs `sly-fuzzy` and `sly-c-p-c`. The new "flex" backend considers package designators in the search string so you can complete other package's symbols even when outside a package. Here's an example: ``` CL-USER> (quiloa) -> (ql:quickload) CL-USER> (scan) -> (ppcre:scan) CL-USER> (setf locadirs) -> (setf ql:*local-project-directories*) CL-USER> (mvbind) -> (multiple-value-bind) ``` Flex completion is on by default, but that can be changed via `sly-complete-symbol-function`. The [documentation](http://joaotavora.github.io/sly/#Completion) has more information. Package-local nicknames are also considered (provided your implementation supports them). ### Completely rewritten manual Manual has been reviewed from top to bottom. It should be much easier to navigate and nicer read in general, thouch it *still needs quite some proofreading* [A new chapter for existing SLIME users](http://joaotavora.github.io/sly/#A-SLY-tour-for-SLIME-users) figures prominently in the top-level. Presently no major omissions (*except maybe for multiple inspectors*). Reorganized nodes into a new structure not so focused on core vs contribs. Deleted stale sections. REPL section heavily rewritten to explain output types and backreferences. ### New command M-x sly-import-symbol-at-point bound to C-c i by default This is a counterpart to the existing M-x sly-export-symbol-at-point, bound to C-c e. It strips the symbol under point of its package designator, and adds it under the :import-from subclause of the current package's defpackage form. An improvement suggested and implemented by Alexander Artemenko (github #147). ### Improved SLY Stickers UI The UI for SLY Stickers, particularly for `M-x sly-stickers-replay` has been cleanup up. Upon entering the replay mode, SLY may ask user if she wants to delete the previous recordings, a commonly forgotten but useful pre-step (an idea by Javier Olaechea, github #91). Also, window management is less random. ### Stale buffers are killed on connection close Inspector, debugger, and other buffers pertaining to a connection are automatically killed when the connection is closed. The types of buffers that are exempt from this is configurable in a new `sly-keep-buffers-on-connection-close` defcustom, which lists REPL buffers by default. ### Autodoc function args available in minibuffer prompts In minibuffer prompts like the one of `M-x sly-inspect`, autodoc information is available and displayed temporarily in the mode-line. ### `C-c C-o` and `C-c M-o` bound in the REPL These clear recent output and the whole REPL, respectively. ### Easy to parse copied calls to REPL The "Copy call to REPL" funcionality in the Trace Dialog and SLY-DB buffers now understands that symbols and numbers can be printed directly in the reconstructed function call, which eases reading. ### The .swankrc and .swank.lisp are not loaded by default A problem encountered by Zach Beane. ### Window management with M-. has been fixed ... ...