The Emacs part of SLIME can be configured with the Emacs
customize system, just use M-x customize-group slime
RET. Because the customize system is self-describing, we only cover a
few important or obscure configuration options here in the manual.
The value to use for
truncate-lines in line-by-line summary
buffers popped up by SLIME. This is
t by default, which
ensures that lines do not wrap in backtraces, apropos listings, and so
on. It can however cause information to spill off the screen.
The function to use for completion of Lisp symbols. Three completion
styles are available:
slime-complete-symbol* (see Compound Completion),
slime-fuzzy-complete-symbol (see Fuzzy Completion).
The default is
slime-simple-complete-symbol, which completes in
the usual Emacs way.
This variable controls filename translation between Emacs and the Lisp system. It is useful if you run Emacs and Lisp on separate machines which don’t share a common file system or if they share the filesystem but have different layouts, as is the case with SMB-based file sharing.
If you want to transmit Unicode characters between Emacs and the Lisp system, you should customize this variable. E.g., if you use SBCL, you can set:
(setq slime-net-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)
To actually display Unicode characters you also need appropriate
fonts, otherwise the characters will be rendered as hollow boxes. If
you are using Allegro CL and GNU Emacs, you can also
emacs-mule-unix as coding system. GNU Emacs has often
nicer fonts for the latter encoding. (Different encodings can be used
for different Lisps, see Multiple Lisps.)