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by alby
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Any nicer API around cl-ppcre?
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Re: Any nicer API around cl-ppcre?

Thanks all!

I had another look at cl-ppcre's API and I see that it's actually easy to use. It's just the the function/macro names are "weird" (to a Lisp newbie). In fact, I won't even have to write macros to ease things.

(Dave, thanks for the interesting links.)
by alby
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Any nicer API around cl-ppcre?
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Any nicer API around cl-ppcre?

cl-ppcre is nice, but is there any API that wraps it in some easier-to-use syntax? I'm looking for something that'd make regexps more fluid to use, as in Ruby and Perl.
by alby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.
Replies: 47
Views: 24574

Re: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.

Duncan, thank you for this most insightful post. It answers several questions I had (e.g., "I don't feel CL has a tangible advantage over my Ruby in day-to-day work. Why's that?")

But I'll continue to study CL. I vagually recognize some value in it, though I can't put my finger on it yet.
by alby
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Concrete Mathematics
Replies: 9
Views: 21653

Re: Concrete Mathematics

(Sorry for not replying earlier: I wasn't on-line.) About the riddle, a pizza is not a mathematical object; it is something for which a horizontal cut is usually difficult to perform, which is why it was viewed from a 2D perspective. You got me here. The original wording speaks of a cake, which is m...
by alby
Fri May 22, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Concrete Mathematics
Replies: 9
Views: 21653

Re: Concrete Mathematics

(I hope I didn't sound rude, or belligerent. I apologize if it seemed, or seems, so.)
by alby
Fri May 22, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Concrete Mathematics
Replies: 9
Views: 21653

Re: Concrete Mathematics

I'm a Ruby guy. Why do you identify yourself with some programming language? Those 4 words of mine didn't carry this meaning. I was trying to antagonize the people here, for the sake of the argument, and to show that other programming langugaes aren't less "mathematic". Otherwise I'd look at comput...
by alby
Wed May 20, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Concrete Mathematics
Replies: 9
Views: 21653

Re: Concrete Mathematics

While this isn't a book about Lisp at all, I am thoroughly enjoying it and the fact that mathematics are so easily portable to lisp. "Lisp is mathematics, and mathematics is Lisp." So that's the new propoganda we're going to hear form you Lisp people? I'm a Ruby guy. Let me give you Lisp "mathemati...