The Journey Continues
Off to a limping start. One last attempt at getting a usable, compiling Common Lisp environment set up. I have settled on Embedded Common Lisp. The process has been a little over 30 min. so far. As I write this, it just finished. The compile process was an interesting mix of output from make and lisp code. If my current box wasn’t from the Dark Ages, I don’t think it would have taken as long.
This time, though, has given a pause for me to step back and meditate upon the deeper things, like how have I come to this point, and why on earth did I try to compile it through xterm with the X server still running.
The second question is one of those unanswerables. The first has a slightly more cogent path.
My plan now is to work through that book as quickly as possible, and I wanted more than just one version. I had hoped to get one with a better IDE, but they all failed horribly and fatally–for example, the editor won’t attach to the running instance, and it was packaged with that version of lisp for just that reason. Oh, yes, and ease of installation and use. And so my journey continues.