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Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:06 am
by HappyMacXL
So, I just noticed that many of the "Latest Posts" are around 2015-2016, with some going back to 2012 (and before)!

:o

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:14 am
by gekkonier
That's because Lisp isn't very wide spread used as lets say Python. Also "Lisp" is fragmented in several dialects too.
I for myself use Racket and Common Lisp for side projects now and seeked only in the beginning for help in forums. That settled a bit and I think I'm not alone with it.

Happy coding!

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:11 pm
by sylwester
gekkonier wrote:That's because Lisp isn't very wide spread used as lets say Python. Also "Lisp" is fragmented in several dialects too.
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Like the Algol community isn't fragmented.. Pascal, Java, C#, C, C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, JavaScript.. I haven't seem them unite but focus on their own dialect. Kind of like the Lisp community.

The main difference is that the algol community is much larger than the lisp community and it seems like there are more lisp action on Stack Overflow than in this forum.

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:02 pm
by HappyMacXL
This forum looks like it was really lively, lots of posts and replies, between 2010-2015 and then suddenly it just drops off; some of the "Most Active Posts" and "Most Recent" are from 2015 !!

I always seem to come to these things late. :(

Well, I have an 80+ member group on Facebook that is specifically for ZIL so we have a nice base but its always great to have a forum like this to communicate with the non-Facebook folk. :)

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:26 am
by gekkonier
I noticed not only such forum's as this here are left places.
It also happened to a german forum for ruby which was once crowded.

Maybe a forum isn't that interesting anymore in times of facebook, reddit & co.

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:31 am
by sylwester
Many of the forums I'm a member have similar issues. It's not that Lisp has become obsolete :-)
Facebook probably would like to control all your messaging needs, but their app has its pros and cons. I learned that the hard way when they suggested I use facebook instead of mail. The interface was horrible.
Perhaps I'm getting old :-D

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:55 pm
by HappyMacXL
I have to be honest, i'm a fan of Facebook. For me it works. Don't get me wrong I think i'd prefer to use something like this forum but if you want to mingle with the crowd then you have to follow the crowd, and the crowd are on FB these days. :)

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:51 am
by Therman
You may be getting old Sylwester, but their interface was and is horrible lol. I can't get used to it either.

Re: Not Too Active Huh?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:20 am
by edgar-rft
Moar Facebook integration with Common Lisp!
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(defun facebook ()
  (loop :for n :from 0 :to (+ 5 (random 5))
        :collect (list (intern (format nil "~a~a~a"
                                           (aref #(+ - *) (random 3))
                                           (aref #(\. _)  (random 2))
                                           (aref #(+ - *) (random 3)))))))

Now you can see all your Facebook friends in the REPL:
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CL-USER> (facebook)
((+.-) (+.+) (+_*) (+.-) (-_-) (*_-) (*.+) (*_*) (*.-))