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by duncan
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for a Project to Help Me Gain a LISP Vocab
Replies: 9
Views: 8515

Re: Looking for a Project to Help Me Gain a LISP Vocab

My first programming project of any significant size was to write a Connect 4 game, with an AI player, and I'd highly recommend that, especially if you are interested in playing around with a bit of AI. Whether you choose Connect 4 or not, I second the motion to start with a small game. For whateve...
by duncan
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: In need of user-friendly Lisp interpreter
Replies: 12
Views: 9049

Re: In need of user-friendly Lisp interpreter

I started teaching myself Lisp just this week, and I've hit my first major hurdle: I can't seem to find an interpreter/compiler that works for me. I have tried four of them so far, and I'm assuming they're four of the more popular ones. I'm not sure. I have tried the following interpreters: Poplog ...
by duncan
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 46424

Re: Tragedy of the commons

As for the price of pollution- I agree that markets do not, and probably cannot, properly price certain externalities. I am not a radical, nor am I an anarchist. So I am not advocating throwing tort law over, entirely. Here's a good article on the subject (by an anarchist who is also not advocating...
by duncan
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Experience of Learning Lisp
Replies: 52
Views: 25268

Re: Experience of Learning Lisp

How long did it take you to get started? Dunno quite what you mean by that. In my second semester of Uni I took a class taught in scheme. I learned about as much scheme as I had to to do well in the class. The next semester I took an AI class taught in CL ( yes, I am an old man- that class is almos...
by duncan
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 11736

Re: Where to start?

If you want to have a full-featured CL environment right off the bat I would highly recommend one of two setups. Either use SBCL on some variant of Debian Linux (Ubuntu is probably the most user-friendly) or use Lispworks Personal Edition with Edi Weitz's starter pack. There's nothing actually wrong...
by duncan
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 46424

Re: Tragedy of the commons

Are you presuming a corrupt system and starting from there? Yes, of course. I made that clear earlier. Now, if you want to compare an ideal regulatory regime with a perfect market, go ahead. But if you want to compare regulatory regimes with market mechanisms in the real world then you have to assu...
by duncan
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 46424

Re: Tragedy of the commons

tayssir: "Planned economies can use price systems." How can they? I think you're missing the point of the pricing mechanism. The example I gave, Parecon , is a decentralized form of planned economy which happens to use a price mechanism, supply and demand curves, features worker self-management, et...
by duncan
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 46424

Re: Tragedy of the commons

wooh
by duncan
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 46424

Re: Tragedy of the commons

duncan wrote:tayssir: "Planned economies can use price systems."

How can they? I think you're missing the point of the pricing mechanism.
by duncan
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 46424

Re: Tragedy of the commons

tayssir: "Planned economies can use price systems."

How can they? I think you're missing the point of the pricing mechanism.