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For other uses, see Slime.
Developer(s) Luke Gorrie and Helmut Eller
Initial release mid-2003
Operating system Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows
Platform Cross-platform
Available in Emacs Lisp, Common Lisp
Type Lisp development environment
License Public domain software,[1] portions in GPL v2, LGPL, BSD

SLIME, the Superior Lisp Interaction Mode for Emacs, is an Emacs mode for developing Common Lisp applications. SLIME originates in an Emacs mode called SLIM written by Eric Marsden. It is developed as an open-source public domain software[1] project by Luke Gorrie and Helmut Eller. Over 100 Lisp developers have contributed code to SLIME since the project was started in 2003. SLIME uses a backend called Swank that is loaded into Common Lisp.

SLIME works with the following Common Lisp implementations:

Some implementations of other programming languages are using SLIME:

There are also clones of SLIME:


  1. ^ a b Slime on "License SLIME is free software. All files, unless explicitly stated otherwise, are public domain."
  2. ^ swank-js
  3. ^ swankr
  4. ^ [1] in the slime repo.

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