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3.1.2 *inferior-lisp* buffer

SLIME internally uses the comint package to start Lisp processes. This has a few user-visible consequences, some good and some not-so-terribly. To avoid confusion it is useful to understand the interactions.

The buffer *inferior-lisp* contains the Lisp process’s own top-level. This direct access to Lisp is useful for troubleshooting, and some degree of SLIME integration is available using the inferior-slime-mode. Many people load the better integrated SLIME REPL contrib module (see REPL) and ignore the *inferior-lisp* buffer. (see Loading Contribs for information on how to enable the REPL.)