[CM] help with windows xemacs cm nightmare

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Thu, 27 Jun 2002 08:21:17 -0700

I use cm with xemacs on windows at home all the time, ill send instructions
on how to do it later today when im at my office.
i have recently made a much improved cm.el file you can use as well -- it
defines a useful emacs->lisp interaction menu for lisp-mode and fixes
inf-lisp to give much better prompt line support  in the inferior lisp
buffer. it will also run the inferior lisp in a dedicated Listener window if
you want.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Kirby" <simon@ling.ed.ac.uk>
To: <cmdist@ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:19 AM
Subject: [CM] help with windows xemacs cm nightmare

> Hi all,
> I am really struggling to get CM to work on my windows machine - I wonder
> if any of you can give me a step-by-step guide...
> Here's what I've done so far... I've downloaded and unpacked the
> cm-2.3.4-win32.zip file from the ftp site. For what its worth, the
> resultant directory tree is now under c:\cm-2.3.4\... As the README
> suggests, I looked in etc\scripts for a startup script. I modified the
> clispcm.bat there so that the paths pointed to the right places, in other
> words:
> C:\cm-2.3.4\bin\lisp.exe -M c:\cm-2.3.4\bin\cm.mem -i
> However, clicking on the resulting batch file gives me the following error
> after cminit.lisp is loaded:
> [pathname.d:7947]
> *** - Win32 error 161 (ERROR_BAD_PATHNAME): The specified path is invalid.
> 1. Break [2]>
> OK, well I didn't really want to run CM from the windows command shell
> anyway, so I moved on to trying to get it to work under Xemacs. The
> etc\emacs directory mentioned in the README isn't there unfortunately, but
> there is a cm.el file in the contrib directory. The file suggests a couple
> of lines to add to your .emacs file to load cm.el. However, one of these
> points to the file "/usr/bin/clispcm", and I'm not sure what this should
> be on a windows system...
> I have Cygwin, so I figured I could just modify the clispcm sh script in
> the contrib directory.... but this requires a CLISPDIR variable be set to
> "the directory containing 'full' or 'base' directories". And I don't have
> these.
> Help!
> Is there a nice simple way I can get cm running under Xemacs on a windows
> system?
> Thanks in advance for any help....
> Simon
> P.S. I originally sent this message to cmdist-admin in error - sorry!
> --
> Simon Kirby                  Language Evolution and Computation Research
> simon@ling.ed.ac.uk         Department of Theoretical and Applied
> http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~simon/                      University of
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