I am trying to run Emacs with slime and clisp on windows. Currently I am setting up my init-file so that I can run SLIME.

(setq inferior-lisp-program “home/gage/bin/clisp/full/lisp.exe
-B home/gage/bin/clisp/full
-M home/gage/bin/clisp/full/lispinit.mem
-ansi -q”)
(add-to-list ‘load-path “home/gage/bin/share/emacs/site-lisp/slime/”)
(require ‘slime)

I run eval-buffer and this error pops up.

eval-buffer: Symbol's value as variable is void: “home/gage/bin/clisp/full/lisp\.exe


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You are using the wrong kind of quotes. I just tried:

(setq foo “bar”)

and got the same error. This command worked for me:

(setq foo "bar")

So you need to change all instances of to " (and probably also to ').


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