Slight distress. The latest Debian packaging of SLIME+Swank is kinda broken. I prodedd at it this morning, trying to make it behave, but I did (alas) not have great luck.
There's two obvious-from-start problems, "directory" is spelled either as "dir" or as "directory". Quite easy toi fix, unfoirtunately, it gets worse from then on. Fix those and yoiu hit a "Package SWANK does not exist". That's because it's defined in the file swank-new.lisp and that's (in the package) not loaded by default. "Oooops".
Smack in loading of "swank-new" and "nregex" (load "nregex" first), and you land in more-interesting-problem-land.
I'll probably have another look either tonight or tomorrow, as having a non-functional SLIME is oddly crippling (now that I'm used to it). Maybe I should stop grabbing my SLIME from Debian and go back to having it from version control? But, then, I don't like running "infrastructure" from version-control checkouts, it's not nearly as convenient as running it from well-managed packages.
Also scribbled together an essay last week, as I was finding the whole "Jimbo Wales is $ADJECTIVE" quite, ah, well, something. Amusing, more than anything else. So, interspersed into last week's training course ("Implementing Qos", thanks for asking), I wrote Behaviour and effects (Jimbo was, really, just a convenient hook to hang things off of).