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by Wodin
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: SBCL on Windows ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5654

Re: SBCL on Windows ?

anta40 wrote:I think both of the 1.0.19 and my own build doesn't have thread support
As far as I know thread support has not been implemented yet for Windows.

I have tried out sbcl on Windows and have been dumped into the LDB a few times. As they say, YMMV.
by Wodin
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Higher Order Perl
Replies: 4
Views: 9807

Re: Higher Order Perl

One interesting thing is that it mentions the problem of having a predicate that can validly return NIL (or undef in Perl-speak) but still mean "true", and that Lispers call this the "semi-predicate problem". I've read several Lisp books and never run across the term "semi-predicate problem". (Goog...
by Wodin
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 39187

Re: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?

I'd like to have standardized support for threads. Having threads is a must for many things: for web-apps, for GUI apps (actually, for almost everything except command-line apps). There is threading support in many implementations, but API and semantics differ. Having a supported threading API woul...
by Wodin
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Common Lisp Webmail?
Replies: 3
Views: 3687

Re: Common Lisp Webmail?

I'm sure he's talking about something like the hundreds of web frontends to POP3 or IMAP and SMTP servers that are written in PHP or perl or whatever, but in Common Lisp instead. e.g.: SquirrelMail RoundCube Horde IMP I don't know of one, but perhaps mel-base could be used as part of the solution.
by Wodin
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: The Future of Lisp
Replies: 25
Views: 17049

Re: The Future of Lisp

I am sure there are various people working on feeding the results of profiling back into an optimiser/compiler. I have heard of a couple of examples. The ones I can think of off hand are on Geoff Wozniak's blog:

http://exploring-lisp.blogspot.com/search?q=profiling
by Wodin
Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 51325

Re: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?

TheGZeus wrote:Just thought I'd note: Red Hat and SuSE Linux are commercial products.
Slightly snarky to state the obvious, but misnomyrs get started small.
Yes, I suppose "proprietary" would be a better word to use.
by Wodin
Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 51325

Re: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?

Well if that's the case, can't they just rip out libreadline (or replace it with libedit or something) and then do what they like with the license? That is, of course, if they want to change the license. Not necessarily, because they might not have full copyright over the whole of CLISP anymore. If...
by Wodin
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 51325

Re: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?

I share your concerns about the CLISP license situation. The thing that would particularly worry me is that the reason CLISP is under the GPL is because it uses GNU readline. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CLISP , and follow reference 1.) Because of this, it's not clear to me that Haible even ha...
by Wodin
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Rant: lisp is not C. Get over it.
Replies: 47
Views: 24997

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

TheGZeus wrote:I actually found the location of a bug in the driver manager for Ubuntu Hardy, having never worked with Python! That said, all the sprinkles(how I refer to things like ;[{\|!@#$%^&*`~ all over) were... uncomfortable on some level.
Are you sure you're not thinking of perl? :)
by Wodin
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: with-open-file problem of sbcl
Replies: 12
Views: 11531

Re: with-open-file problem of sbcl

I would post it to the SBCL developer's mailing list and see what they have to say. Have you posted it to sbcl mailing list. I haven't see at gmane.lisp.steel-bank.devel. deftsp: findinglisp meant "If I were you I would post...", i.e. he meant that you should post to the SBCL developers' mailing li...