Hah, that's good! At first I thought you'd typoed "Murphy" and expected to see a Wikipedia-style 404Wodin wrote:Have you heard of Muphry's LawJasper wrote:Hi. Firstly, many of us here prefer full sentences and typo-checked writing. Secondly, some might feel that you're asking us do do your homework.
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My only concern with this is that the automatic moderation of newbie posts could lead to poor findinglisp being overwhelmed with a backlog of awaiting-moderation posts by both legitimate newbies and spammers, but it sounds like the traffic isn't high enough for that yet.
- Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:21 pm
- Forum: The Lounge
- Topic: General question about Garbage Collection
- Replies: 12
- Views: 15570
Since many different Language-Interpreters and other software uses Garbage-Collectors, and since Garbage Collectors usually produce Overhead, running more of them can make a System slower. For example, when running a Java VM, perl and SBCL for example, at the same time, on a small VPS, etc., any of...
- Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:55 pm
- Forum: Books and Resources
- Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
- Replies: 34
- Views: 70159
Hi folks, about Practical Common Lisp I'm going through the book I'm currently reading chapter 13 and I wonder why this is considered to be a great book, so far it hasn't conveyed any original idea about programming and it seems to be just a boring list of lisp functions without going into any deta...
- Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:51 pm
- Forum: Common Lisp
- Topic: A procedure to extract atoms from a list
- Replies: 11
- Views: 12848
Could you tell me a little more about that flatten function? He means: (flatten (a b (c d) (e f (c d b)))) -> (a b c d e f c d b) Then you can remove duplicates from the list (by default, it'll keep the first occurrence I think, and you can specify the direction anyway). I don't see any reason to s...
- Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:52 pm
- Forum: Common Lisp
- Topic: A "declare" form returned by macro
- Replies: 19
- Views: 17250
When you use packages and suggestive names for functions and variables, the whole Java world begins to look like this: http://paulgoscicki.com/pictures/static-typing.gif :) I have to say that Common Lisp's package management feels quite cumbersome for a newbie (or maybe the tutorial I picked back t...
- Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:19 pm
- Forum: Emacs
- Topic: How to start programming in LISP
- Replies: 6
- Views: 13309
Does it not simply mean that the file was closed successfully? (let form evaluates to its last subform, which is (close in), so that returns T (I presume is the emacs lisp equivalent of #t in Common Lisp, i.e. true)... right?)
Looks like spammers (like this one ) are hitting the board - there's probably a captcha in the registration page; I can't remember... but it's probably still worthwhile for a human spammer to fill in a captcha once, then unleash a bot with the new account. How about adding a captcha when submitting ...