2.5 Using LispWorks with SLIME

To use LispWorks with SLIME you need an image which does not start the LispWorks IDE automatically. To create this image, make a save-image script, for example in /tmp/resave.lisp , containing:

(in-package "CL-USER")
(save-image "~/lw-console"
            :console t
            :environment nil
            :multiprocessing t)

Run LispWorks like this to create the new image ~/lw-console :

lispworks-5-1-0-x86-linux -build /tmp/resave.lisp

Download SLIME from and configure Emacs to use "~/lw-console" as the value of inferior-lisp-program as shown in the SLIME README.

Note: Use of LispWorks Personal Edition with SLIME is not supported.

LispWorks User Guide - 11 Mar 2008