I really like to use SLIME to interact with a Lisp system like SBCL because it makes life so much more pleasent. But for some time I had the problem that my SLIME installation (done using a recent version of el-get on Aquamacs 2.5) did not want to start at all (when issuing the command
M-x slime): Emacs complained with the very unfriendly error message
Symbol's value as variable is void: 'slime-fancy
My SLIME config happens to begin with the following two lines
(require 'slime-autoloads) (slime-setup '(slime-fancy))
I now discovered a solution of sorts: Delete all the byte-compiled files in the
$ rm $PATH_TO_SLIME/contrib/.elc
If someone has any idea what exactly is wrong here and why this hack works, drop me a line. I really dislike being in the dark about the ins and outs of the tools I use on a regular basis.