[CM] Rearranging a sequence

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Sat, 14 Apr 2007 09:53:35 -0500

> Thanks Rick!  Using fold-objects in conjunction with cons would have
> taken me weeks to figure out so I appreciate your help.

Yes, this is exactly why I added SAL to common music: It converts a  
process that takes weeks to understand into one that takes much less  
time. Compare this SAL tutorial about editing objects (which is what  
you are doing) to the lisp version in cm/etc/tutorials/editing.lisp):


in my opinion its a no-brainer which one is clearer and easier to  
work with.

Ive just ported the SAL's Emacs mode to XEmacs so it now everything  
seems to run fine on Windows and CLISP. (you need to update your cm  
and sal trees from cvs)

this is what my Xemacs init.el file looks like  on windows:

(add-to-list 'load-path "c:/Lisp/slime-2.0/")
(require 'slime)
(setq cm-program "c:/Lisp/cm/bin/cm.bat")
(load "c:/Lisp/sal/sal-mode.el")

Then start Xemacs and edit a .sal file (C-x C-f foo.sal)
then choose SAL>Start CM from the menu.
<f8> toggles between slime repl and a .sal (or .lisp) buffer

To execute a sal command on Windows i think you have to press the  
Option key when you press key-pad enter, at least thats the case on  
the pokey old dell laptop ive borrowed to do this work. also on  
windows related stuff, i just discoverd TortoiseCVS which works  
really well for updating cm code from cvs.