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by Alexander Lehmann
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Strings, characters, and binary encodings
Replies: 9
Views: 14104

Re: Strings, characters, and binary encodings

Hm, I'd rather stick with the neccessity of using CHAR-CODE & friends than having READ-BYTE read more than *a byte*. :?
by Alexander Lehmann
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Strings, characters, and binary encodings
Replies: 9
Views: 14104

Re: Strings, characters, and binary encodings

Hi, although this isn't a complete answer to your posting you might want to have a look at this and search for "Reader". The author shows a pretty straightforward way to define a useful reader macro for strings. However, this function would have to be manipulated in order to get the exact behaviour ...
by Alexander Lehmann
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 66587

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

The HyperSpec. ;) There's a pretty good description of loop's BNF. But I must admit that it takes some time to work through this page.
by Alexander Lehmann
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: CLOS usage
Replies: 22
Views: 25917

Re: CLOS usage

Yes, I thought so, but wasn't sure :)
by Alexander Lehmann
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: CLOS usage
Replies: 22
Views: 25917

Re: CLOS usage

To my own surprise, because I come from Java, I'm not using clos, only lists, maps, etc, and mostly functions or methods that are functional (no setf). I may be better off moving towards the middle with structs for certain things. But I would like to stay mostly functional. What speaks against usin...
by Alexander Lehmann
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: CLOS usage
Replies: 22
Views: 25917

Re: CLOS usage

Hm, I like CLOS and fairly often use objects. However, I prefer using "regular" functions instead of methods wherever methods aren't explicitly neccessary.
by Alexander Lehmann
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Emacs
Topic: Emacs and SLIME Cheat Sheets
Replies: 6
Views: 9446

Re: Emacs and SLIME Cheat Sheets

Yes, that's the nice one I'm referring to on top of the first page of "my version". Thanks once again for your work! :)
by Alexander Lehmann
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 66587

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

The one place where ANSI Common Lisp lacks versus Practical Common Lisp is with respect to CLOS. PG is not a fan of CLOS and doesn't really cover it. In contrast, Peter Siebel uses is heavily in PCL. That's one reason I recommend both to people. You'll definitely learn something from each. Dito. Al...
by Alexander Lehmann
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: SBCL 1.0.18 released
Replies: 4
Views: 6636

Re: SBCL 1.0.18 released

Thanks, I missed it because I only looked at sbcl's front page.