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by Exolon
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Deep-map-iter
Replies: 3
Views: 3436

Re: Deep-map-iter

Wodin wrote:
Jasper 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.
Have you heard of Muphry's Law ;)
Hah, that's good! At first I thought you'd typoed "Murphy" and expected to see a Wikipedia-style 404 :D
by Exolon
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 18
Views: 18202

Re: Spammers

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. :)
by Exolon
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 18
Views: 18202

Re: Spammers

Hmm, two separate spambots posting to the same thread :D
by Exolon
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 18
Views: 18202

Re: Spammers

by Exolon
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: General question about Garbage Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 12642

Re: General question about Garbage Collection

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...
by Exolon
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 60654

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

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...
by Exolon
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: A procedure to extract atoms from a list
Replies: 11
Views: 9871

Re: A procedure to extract atoms from a list

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...
by Exolon
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: A "declare" form returned by macro
Replies: 19
Views: 12967

Re: A "declare" form returned by macro

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...
by Exolon
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Emacs
Topic: How to start programming in LISP
Replies: 6
Views: 11482

Re: How to start programming in LISP

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?)
by Exolon
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 18
Views: 18202

Re: Spammers

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 ...