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by phil
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The most usable IDE with a lisp variant
Replies: 6
Views: 8542

Re: The most usable IDE with a lisp variant

ABLE (ABLE's homepage seems out of order now, maybe it will be available soon). I had a bit of an accident when I moved servers a while back and never put the site back together as I hadn't worked on the ABLE code for some time. I've not been playing with CL lately so if anyone would like to take o...
by phil
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: In need of user-friendly Lisp interpreter
Replies: 12
Views: 9049

Re: In need of user-friendly CL interpreter

Then again, if this language is too specialized, I think I'd rather learn a more general dialect of Lisp first before I try to tackle the more specific AutoLISP. If you think you may get interested in programming in general, then there would be clear benefits in learning a more general programming ...
by phil
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: In need of user-friendly Lisp interpreter
Replies: 12
Views: 9049

Re: In need of user-friendly CL 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. It's not quite clear if you need a Common Lisp or if any diale...
by phil
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 11736

Re: Where to start?

As already mentioned, emacs is the almost only choice for Lisp programming (at the moment, at least). There are probably other ways (like ABLE or CUSP), but they are inferior to SLIME (in terms of features). I should disclose to the OP that I'm the author of ABLE ;) First of all, ABLE is massively ...
by phil
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Other Dialects
Topic: Clojure hate and Language Wars
Replies: 17
Views: 30039

Re: Clojure hate and Language Wars

I should state clearly that I haven't followed Clojure as much as I should so am probably fretting over nothing here. My question is how many people know about Clojure's implementation (sometimes referred to as a projects Bus Factor )? I only ever hear mention of Rich Hickey and I'm always nervous a...
by phil
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.
Replies: 47
Views: 25274

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

"Beating the Averages" still pops up everywhere. While I believe the central message of the essay is still relevant and certainly entertaining, the story no longer holds up as a reason to use Lisp without providing suitable context. My hope is that someday we'll have a new essay along similar lines...
by phil
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: ANN: ABLE 0.19 + screencast
Replies: 9
Views: 5456

Re: ANN: ABLE 0.19 + screencast

Unne wrote:Very nice screencast. I think this project is a great idea. Some suggestions...
Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate you taking the time. I've taken your advice and reinstated the Mac, Linux and Windows downloads. There are now big obvious download buttons too!
by phil
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: ANN: ABLE 0.19 + screencast
Replies: 9
Views: 5456

Re: ANN: ABLE 0.19 + screencast

I have looked at how to make a debugger(in sbcl docs), but no cigar so far. Closest idea doesn't sound good; 'gray streams' while overriding these , might work, but it doesn't seem to override, though; (with-open-file (*error-output* "stdout" :direction :output :if-exists :append) (error "Should en...
by phil
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: ANN: ABLE 0.19 + screencast
Replies: 9
Views: 5456

Re: ANN: ABLE 0.19 + screencast

Am on another computer, but forgot to put Able on my memstick, weird that your download seems to have disappeared. The site is still up and the download is working although it's rolled to 0.20 now. Also the direct link, (which i got here . Is it an accident? I didn't know about the link from cl-use...
by phil
Thu May 28, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Genetic Algorithm
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Genetic Algorithm

miningold wrote:I am extremely new to lisp but I heard it is good for making genetic algorithms or programs.
I have some simple GA code in Lisp. It solves a completely different problem of course but it could help you get started. It's a bit too long to post here so send me a mail if you want a copy.