[ESS] Emacs/ESS is missing that feature

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 6 13:14:15 CEST 2013

> I never got into details of nrepl but I did with swank an year and a
> half ago. One thing to note is that swank/slime code is virtually
> undocumented and in order to figure out how to implement stuff you have
> to read and understand all the code. nrepl is newer and it looks to be
> much better documented. Nrepl it is not intended for clojure only. As
> docs say: "The default network protocol used is simple, depending
> neither on JVM or Clojure specifics, thereby allowing (encouraging?) the
> development of non-Clojure REPL clients. "
> The fact that clojure interaction mode moved from swank to nrepl a
> couple of years ago, can only mean that they had their reasons. Nrepl is
> "fundamentally assyncronuous" and this looks like the correct way to
> handle data transfers, data manipulation and statistical processing.
> In plus I have my personal reasons. I want to properly learn clojure and
> this looks like a good starting project. 

thanks Vitalie, that is useful to know.  Do let us know how you get on
with nrepl!


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