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by jwm-art
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.
Replies: 47
Views: 32351

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

The analogy with mountain climbing captures pretty well how I feel at the moment about CL. In fact, I've taken to picnicking on the meadows again, first on bash scripts and now PHP...
by jwm-art
Sun May 31, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: sbcl + linedit
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

Re: sbcl + linedit

OK, I've taken the 'trouble' of looking into the source for linedit, in particular the command-keys.lisp file, and have seen that the functions i was looking for are implemented just not using the keys i expected. It would be interesting to know why CTRL-any-arrow-direction-key causes a hang tho.
by jwm-art
Sun May 31, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: sbcl + linedit
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

sbcl + linedit

I posted to the linedit dev list about a couple of problems I'm having, i'm not sure if it's a bug or misconfiguration. Not had a response yet, though it was only yesterday morning that I posted! It seems to hang if I press CTRL-arrow (ie to move the cursor at word boundaries instead of a char at a ...
by jwm-art
Wed May 27, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: GUI toolkits + CL implementations
Replies: 6
Views: 8113

GUI toolkits + CL implementations

Hi, I've been looking around the web trying to check out the state of GUI toolkits available for CL. I've not yet settled on any particular implementation yet (clisp/sbcl), still learning the language, but for future reference I was just wondering what the state of particular CL packages providing G...
by jwm-art
Wed May 27, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.
Replies: 47
Views: 32351

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

JamesF wrote:There's linedit for sbcl: http://common-lisp.net/project/linedit/
It also requires osicat and terminfo, but they're linked from the project page.

I've put a function in my .sbclrc so I can load it just by invoking (linedit), because I don't always want it loaded.
Ok, Thanks I'll give it a go.
by jwm-art
Sun May 24, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.
Replies: 47
Views: 32351

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

Hi, Thanks for the replies and advice. At the moment I'm not doing much code editing so it's not a massive issue but it seems likely I will have to either learn something like Emacs or vi - which I'm not keen to. I thought Cusp sounded great until I discovered it was a plugin for the Eclipse IDE. I'...
by jwm-art
Fri May 22, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.
Replies: 47
Views: 32351

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

Hi, As a complete newcomer to Lisp, and having been programming in C,C++, and PHP I thought I'd share a few thoughts with you about my scant experience so far learning Lisp. I'm not an IT professional nor have ever been employed in the industry, and only have a basic 2yr computer-studies qualificati...
by jwm-art
Fri May 22, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Practical CL ch3 error
Replies: 3
Views: 3456

Re: Practical CL ch3 error

Sorry for that, I was tired, and did not spot the missing hyphen until after I posted and it was way-past my bed-time. Honestly, I'll try harder in future before I post. Still getting used to typing hyphens within names.
by jwm-art
Wed May 20, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Practical CL ch3 error
Replies: 3
Views: 3456

Practical CL ch3 error

Hi, I've just begun to learn Lisp, and have been coding in C/C++ and PHP for a few years. I'm running Clisp in Debian GNU/Linux (x86_64) and am working through the book "Practical Common Lisp"... I copy the function from page 31: (defun update (selector-fn &key title artist rating (ripped nil ripped...