Re: restarting celtk
Ken Tilton <kennytilton <at> optonline.net>
2007-08-17 14:43:58 GMT
Andy Chambers wrote:
> When something goes wrong in a celtk program, how do you go about
> cleaning all the tcl stuff up and starting again?
I do not have a problem with Celtk as it stands (meaning "now that I
have figured out the delicate choreography of messages arising when a TK
window closes and setup Celtk internals to bow out gracefully"). So a
specific error/situation/scenario needs to be delineated.
> I tried doing
> (tk-format-now "exit")
The end of the world as we know it. That, in my case, would bring down
the IDE as well, since my app and IDE run in one Lisp process. In the
case of Emacs you "just" lose the entire Lisp session.
> but that causes my slime to lose its connection with sbcl. I'm not
> sure whether this means that this action is causing sbcl itself to
> crash but that is a possibility. Is there some lisp function I can
> call to reset the tcl interface.
Nothing special is needed. The window closes and the callback event
handler eventually runs out of messages (or the tight loop polling for
events exits -- forget the architecture because it has been years
literally since I had to look at it.