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by speech impediment
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Tabbing in Clozure editor?
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Tabbing in Clozure editor?

I'm using the default editor that comes with Clozure CL for Mac OS X. It doesn't allow me to tab and only allows me to tab once when I skip a line. I'd like to get rid of auto tabs and remove any tabbing restrictions. You can probably tell that I am still newbish because I don't use emacs. I just li...
by speech impediment
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: convert a string of numbers to array of numbers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Re: convert a string of numbers to array of numbers?

Thanks again Ramarren and nuntius. It seems like I have a lot more work to do before I do any useful programming. :P
by speech impediment
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: convert a string of numbers to array of numbers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

convert a string of numbers to array of numbers?

After about a year and a half of Lisp study, I've been starting to feel comfortable about starting a small project. Perhaps I've been hasty... I am trying to convert a comma separated values file to a 2d array. I looked at other people's code and I can't understand why their code is so long just to ...
by speech impediment
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lisp and other languages banned from Iphone
Replies: 4
Views: 4494

Lisp and other languages banned from Iphone

Ok, the developer license didn't mention Lisp specifically, but I have not heard of this kind of restriction before. You are limited to about 4 languages...

http://www.dailytech.com/Apples+iPhone+ ... e18089.htm
by speech impediment
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?
Replies: 4
Views: 4315

Re: Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?

So far, the most forum like mailing list I have found is at google. Posts are not sorted by any topic, but I no longer have to keep on clicking just to read the next response. There's quite a bit of spam...

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lan ... pics?gvc=2
by speech impediment
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: "Unspecial" Global Variables?
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: "Unspecial" Global Variables?

It is interesting that SETFing an undefined variable is undefined since even Graham himself said this in his ANSI common lisp book: "Global variables established by calling setf at the toplevel are implicitly special". I don't understand why there is so many different interpretations of setf even af...
by speech impediment
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: New book: Land of Lisp
Replies: 8
Views: 17234

Re: New book: Land of Lisp

Well, I checked the Amazon page a few weeks ago and it allowed me to pre-order. Then *poof*, it is gone and says "Currently unavailable."
by speech impediment
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: "Unspecial" Global Variables?
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

"Unspecial" Global Variables?

This is from Touretzky's book: "...it is entirely legal to have a lexically scoped (unspecial) global variable." This issue has been bothering me: The use of setf for global variables. I have seen this even in Peter Norvig's PAIP. I know you should not use setf like defvar, but it seems that is the ...
by speech impediment
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: New book: Land of Lisp
Replies: 8
Views: 17234

New book: Land of Lisp

http://nostarch.com/lisp.htm This seems to be a good book for me because there seems to be little information about using Lisp for programming graphics. I don't think the author is going to work with opengl much or at all. I read that he is going to use SVG. Hopefully, I will be able to apply inform...
by speech impediment
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 58147

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

"Common Lisp: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computing" by David Touretzky. This is not only my favorite Lisp book, but my favorite programming book ever . I have been through quite a few books, but I have never encountered an easier book on programming. At first I couldn't tell if it is easy bec...