Opened 10 years ago

#580 new enhancement

compile buffer is misleading, fails to save buffer, too

Reported by: joswig Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: IDE Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:


the menu >lisp>compile buffer is misleading.

It does not compile the buffer into the current running Lisp. It compiles the file the buffer is associated with to a fasl file. So it should be named something like Lisp>compile buffer file

Actually, I would prefer if there was really a >compile buffer functionality, that would just compile the buffer forms into the current Lisp.

Also if I edit the buffer and have the buffer not saved, Hemlock does not warn me. It just compiles the file on the disk. It should warn me and offer me to save the changed buffer and then compile.

If the it would really compile the buffer (and not the associated file), then it would be fine if it would not warn for saving (though this might be offered as an option, warn-on-updated-lisp-file-on-disk ).

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