[CM] Common Music on Windows

Heinrich Taube taube at uiuc.edu
Wed, 5 Mar 2008 18:34:11 -0600

> However, I'm more used to working in an REPL-style.

there is no REPL in Grace or GraceCL, you eval from text buffers. This  
was a design decision on our part, repls are pretty old fashioned and  
cause non-expert users a lot of problems -- unread input on unbalance  
parens, entering a uselesss debugger, and so on.  You can, of course,  
run CM in Slime and Emacs and get a repl.  I work in emacs quite a bit  
and have to throw out my slime repl several times a day due to it  
getting wedged for one reason or another.
On Mar 5, 2008, at 4:55 PM, Paul D Reiners wrote:

> However, I'm more used to working in an REPL-style.  Is there a way  
> I can get the cm> prompt to come up so I can type in the examples  
> from the "Notes from the Metalevel" book?  I tried the following,  
> but it didn't work:
> C:\CommonMusic\GraceCL\Resources\cm\bin>cm-clisp.bat
> module 'syscalls' requires package OS.

not sure what thats about. what lisp is this? if you really want the  
hardcore repl experience you can just use the Windows console: start  
clisp from the console and type:

	(load "/path/to/cm/src/cm.lisp")

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> Re: [CM] Common Music on Windows
> The easiest way to use CM on Windows is to install GraceCL (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=9766 
> ). This binds to your CLISP implementation. I've found it very easy  
> to set up and use.
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> From: Paul D Reiners
> To: cmdist@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:52 PM
> Subject: [CM] Common Music on Windows
> Are there any easy to follow instructions for installing and running  
> Common Music on Windows available anywhere?  I have managed to  
> successfully install and can run CLisp, but cannot figure out how to  
> run Common Music using CLisp.