The latest version of swank-chicken.scm now supports describe (C-c C-d d) and apropos (C-c C-d a) commands using the chicken-doc egg. Here’s an example:
This apropos window works too: hit C-c C-d a, type a regexp, and a popup window will list the matching symbols; hit enter on the one you’re interested in and you will see the documentation.
Note for all this to work you will need to have the Chicken documentation installed – follow the instructions on the wiki.
That’s one of Slime’s features I missed the most :)
January 8, 2011 @ 2:14 am
You might want to write to the official slime list and ask
for inclusion of your chicken backend into the upstream
sources. There are already various backends for other
January 19, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
thanks! I have been finding slime plugins for scheme for a long time, including the slime contrib for mit-schem and kawa, none of them worked in my laptop, maybe it’s my problem of configuration. but this works for me, simple and stupid. thanks!.
by the way, in ArchLinux, you should use:
==> curl http://3e8.org/pub/chicken-doc/chicken-doc-repo.tgz | sudo tar zx
to install chicken-doc, the default path for chicken-doc doesn’t work.
June 5, 2012 @ 6:56 am