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by wchogg
Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Anyone using Lisp for web in production?
Replies: 19
Views: 22225

Re: Anyone using Lisp for web in production?

At ITA, we are convinced that hunchentoot is the best HTTP server in Common Lisp. Previously we used Araneida, which is also quite good, but Hunchentoot is better, and has some things we needed like Unicode support. We have made enhancements to Hunchentoot, which of course have been or will be inco...
by wchogg
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Does Common Lisp need a better type system?
Replies: 14
Views: 22601

Re: Does Common Lisp need a better type system?

I'm a little bit of a type theory nerd, but I have a bit of a two tiered answer: Does Common Lisp need a better type system? No, I really don't think it does. I don't think you could really add any kind of static typing without essentially redesigning the whole language a la Qi. Do languages in gen...
by wchogg
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Does Common Lisp need a better type system?
Replies: 14
Views: 22601

Re: Does Common Lisp need a better type system?

I hope my initial terse reply didn't sound dismissive. It was mostly due to time constraints. I think that it is perfectly valid, if a type system is not able to deal with all parts of a program. I'm not a big fan of the idea that you have to fit everything into "one something"... I actually would l...
by wchogg
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Does Common Lisp need a better type system?
Replies: 14
Views: 22601

Re: Does Common Lisp need a better type system?

I'm a little bit of a type theory nerd, but I have a bit of a two tiered answer: Does Common Lisp need a better type system? No, I really don't think it does. I don't think you could really add any kind of static typing without essentially redesigning the whole language a la Qi. Do languages in gene...
by wchogg
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: copy-list vs. copy-tree
Replies: 5
Views: 9478

Re: copy-list vs. copy-tree

Right.
http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/beyond- ... cells.html gives a nice pictoral explanation.