Daniel C. dcrookston at
Tue Feb 13 13:06:08 MST 2007

On 2/13/07, Nicholas Leippe <nick at> wrote:
> - on-the-fly recompile (Lisp anyone? :)

Amen.  There are some things you can do with a good Lisp IDE (SLIME
ftw) that you can't with a good Java IDE because of the differences in
the languages.

I was thinking, though, that if you attached a JVM to an IDE, you
might could write a class, and then get an immediate top level-type
interface where you could interact with the class by instantiating
objects, running methods on it, etc.  That'd be almost as cool as what
SLIME gives you - but only if you neglect to subtract all the cool
points you automatically lose when dirtying your fingers with such  a
common language as Java.


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