Here is one way to get a lisp programming environment using emacs and slime and sbcl.
emacs - editor
slime - lisp mode for emacs
sbcl - a common lisp implementation
To get excited about lisp and programming: www.paulgraham.com is reccomended.
www.cliki.org is a great lisp site
pacman has emacs and sbcl packages:
- su - root
- pacman -Sy emacs sbcl (say yes)
- cd /home/userX
- wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/slime/slime.tar.gz
- tar xzvf slim--.tar.gz
- cd slime
- pacman -U slime-XX.tar.gz
Now to setup emacs to use slime by creating a .emacs file: change user to userX and in /home/userX to create your .emacs file, vi .emacs; mine is:
- vi .emacs (now paste the below into this file, changing g to whatever you userX is, then ESC, :wq to save, apologies if you are a vi whiz!)
(setq inferior-lisp-program "/usr/bin/sbcl") (add-to-list 'load-path "/home/g/slime/pkg/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/slime/") (require 'slime) (slime-setup)
--my userX is g, and /usr/bin/sbcl is path to steel bank common lisp (switch to clisp or CMU lisp if you like, which are other great common lisp implementations)
--then save [:wq], and [emacs & enter] to launch emacs, [ALT-x slime -return-] to enter slime mode, which takes like 10s to load, and there you are a nice working lisp dev environment. Emacs has its own tutorial built in and www.sbcl.org has info on sbcl..enjoy..