2009/3/1 Alessio Stalla <alessiostalla@gmail.com>
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:20 PM, Phil Berry <2009pb@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Does someone know what I need to do to set the arrow keys (and in fact the
> other keys) on Linux? When I load abcl.jar into an xterm window the arrow
> keys don't respond correctly:

AFAIK on Linux arrow keys are not managed by the terminal/shell and
must be managed by the application (e.g. for C apps using the GNU
readline library, as CLISP does).

If you don't mind using Emacs instead of the raw terminal, you can get
command history in Slime's REPL
or in emacs shell mode (M-x shell).


Thanks (and to Julian). I'm looking at the rlwrap option at the moment. I was hoping I could bung the ablc.jar file onto a pen drive and have a copy of Lisp I could take with me. So Linux is a little more involved. Oh well. :-)

I'm still getting up-to-speed with Lisp (and the benefit of ABCL is that it is Java-based, and so portable). So I want to focus my efforts on getting Lisp into my blood, rather than resolving application problems (which may mean going back to Windows rather than Linux -- bummer!).  But if I still struggle with this I'll post back.

Thanks again.