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@mathpunk I have spiral installed and occasionally use it. though I too use cider for most of the time, I’m a big fan of the unrepl approach. I mostly use spiral to connect to already running instances where injecting nrepl tooling is not possible


@kommen :thinking_face: So, you have an ns in your application somewhere that runs a repl, and you connect to it over a network somehow?


@mathpunk yes, just instead of having an ns which launches the repl, we use the -Dclojure.server flag when starting the instance as documented here:


Thank you, I knew this was possible but wasn't sure where to start reading about it. Just to make sure I understand, you use spiral to connect --- your editor is the client--- much like the example connection is made by telnet. Have I got that right?


yep, that’s right