Assuming the Emacs interface for SICStus Prolog has been installed in the default location, inserting a single line in your ~/.emacs will make Emacs use the SICStus Prolog mode automatically when editing files with a ‘.pro’ or ‘.pl’ extension. It will also ensure Emacs can find the SICStus executables and on-line documentation, etc.

Note to Windows users: ~/.emacs denotes a file .emacs in whatever Emacs considers to be your home directory. See ‘GNU Emacs FAQ For MS Windows’ at http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/windows/ntemacs.html for details.

Under UNIX, assuming SICStus 4.2.3 was installed in /usr/local/, add the following line:

     (load "/usr/local/lib/sicstus-4.2.3/emacs/sicstus_emacs_init")

Under Windows, assuming SICStus 4.2.3 was installer in C:\Program Files\SICStus Prolog 4.2.3\, add the following line:

     (load "C:/Program Files/SICStus Prolog 4.2.3/emacs/sicstus_emacs_init")

No other configuration should be needed to get started. If you want to customize things, look in the sictus_emacs_init.el file and the rest of this section.

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