"Henda Carvalho" <henda.for.work@...> writes:
> I'm a beginner with sbcl and i would like to install it in a
> computer with windows xp.
Be adviced that SBCL on Windows is still a bit raw around the edges.
Some rather essential bits required for "normal Windows operation",
like support for CRLF newlines, are still missing.
If that doesn't deter you, here's a "normal Windows installer":
* Unofficial, experimental, etc.
* Adds the SBCL installation directory to your PATH, adds environment
variable SBCL_HOME, pointing to the selfsame installation directory.
(Uninstallation should remove both of them, though.)
* Associates .lisp and .fasl files with SBCL, no questions asked.
Uninstallation will remove this association, thoug.
* The shortcuts it installs in your start menu don't work quite
right. Running "sbcl" from the command line will work fine,
though. To make Slime use SBCL just
(setf inferior-lisp-program "sbcl")
in your .emacs.
> I've made the download of the sbcl's binary for win32 (version 0.9.12).
> After that, i went to the INSTALL file and read the installation
> instructions, and i didn't understand how can i install it, because
> to install it is said that i have to run install.sh file (and that
> is a script file!). So how can i install it?
Right, the out-of-the box experience rather assumes you have a
posixoid subsystem like Cygwin or MSYS installed -- they aren't
necessary for _using_ SBCL, though -- just running for the install.sh.
The will probably be an official (still quite experimental, though!)
installer for 0.9.14 or .15 on the outside.
On that note, as SBCL releases monthly, and given the relative youth
of the Windows port you'd be well adviced to update your installation
every month or two.
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