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by theclapp
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Higher Order Perl
Replies: 4
Views: 9744

Re: Higher Order Perl

Actually, I think Lisp helps solve the semi-predicate problem in many cases. Two examples: [...] I agree with all of that, and so does MJD (the author), who mentions several ways around it, including returning multiple values, like gethash does. I just wasn't familiar with the term "semi-predicate"...
by theclapp
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Higher Order Perl
Replies: 4
Views: 9744

Higher Order Perl

Many people say that learning Lisp changes the way they program in other languages. Well, I suspect that reading Higher Order Perl will change the way I program in Lisp, so I thought it deserved at least a tip of the hat here. Disclaimer: It's entirely possible that everything in HOP is already in S...
by theclapp
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What happened to Lisp.org?
Replies: 6
Views: 5788

Re: What happened to Lisp.org?

I'll bite. :) What does having used Lisp 20 years ago, or being a member of the ALU board, have to do with the response to a server going down? Surely anyone anywhere can have too few tuits to deal with some random disaster that doesn't directly affect them? Excuse me -- does that post come across ...
by theclapp
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What happened to Lisp.org?
Replies: 6
Views: 5788

Re: What happened to Lisp.org?

BTW, it's pretty interesting to see how AI-era Lisp users deal with... webserver crashes. His post was from 11 days ago. The ALU has always been an enigma to me. I'll bite. :) What does having used Lisp 20 years ago, or being a member of the ALU board, have to do with the response to a server going...
by theclapp
Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Share Your Lisp Resources
Replies: 1
Views: 2752

Re: Share Your Lisp Resources

I am an editor at the Open Directory Project . [...] I have just recently become the editor of a category having to do with Lisp FAQs, Help, and Tutorials . The category has been poorly maintained in the past, and while I have added several sites to it over the past few days, I could really use you...
by theclapp
Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Emacs
Topic: API documentation format
Replies: 5
Views: 7445

Re: API documentation format

findinglisp wrote:I figured by the time I actually learned DocBook, I could be done with the whole thing writing in another format. :D
It turns out I was thinking of Texinfo anyway. :)
by theclapp
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Emacs
Topic: API documentation format
Replies: 5
Views: 7445

Re: API documentation format

If you were going to hack out a document describing a Lisp API, which documentation format would you use? [...] Any and all suggestions welcome. I've never used it, but lots of people seem to like DocBook. I vaguely recall that it can be transformed to text. pdf, html, man page (!!) and various oth...
by theclapp
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: what do the thread icons mean?
Replies: 1
Views: 2723

what do the thread icons mean?

Specifically, in the "Common Lisp" forum, the "What are you doing in Common Lisp lately?" is tagged with a circular field of scrolling text, with a red star in it. ( http://www.lispforum.com/styles/prosilver/imageset/topic_read_hot_mine.gif ) I've deduced that the star means "you've posted in this t...
by theclapp
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Programming Style & (eval ...)
Replies: 17
Views: 18785

Re: Programming Style & (eval ...)

Still, apply on arbitrary lists seems like bad style to me. Agree. Especially since on some Lisps it's much lower. Lispworks for Linux Professional v5.2: 2047. Big enough for any hand-written function call you care to write (probably -- how masochistic are you? :) ), but too small to not worry abou...
by theclapp
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Confused ....
Replies: 6
Views: 7024

Re: Confused ....

ahh, i expiremented a little .... and got it ... defparameter establish dynamic variable so "a" in (defun test (a) ...) is dynamic not lexical (that's is what confused me, i thought "a" is lexical inside the function) As far as I know, there is no way to un-special (ie. turn dynamic variable into l...