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by TheGZeus
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Other Dialects
Topic: Clojure hate and Language Wars
Replies: 17
Views: 35191

Re: Clojure hate and Language Wars

Harleqin wrote:
TheGZeus wrote: I once got randomly challenged by a pro.
6 moves and I quit.
Huh? Why?
Completely cut off, no chance.
It was 2 years ago, its possible I just noticed I'd lost at 6 moves, and played longer, or it may have been 12 moves...
by TheGZeus
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 60433

Re: Tragedy of the commons

You dismiss those people? If they don't know what they're doing, yes. People with 'good intentions' ban certain people from marriages, make abortion illegal, put _more_ poison in cigarettes rather than place the blame for a fire on the person who left an ignition source unattended, tell private bus...
by TheGZeus
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 60433

Re: Tragedy of the commons

I don't buy the "corporations are evil" thing spouted by many people (not necessarily you). Corporations can be bad in the same way that individuals can be bad. Corporations by themselves are simply organizational and legal structures for how groups of people can work together; they are inert by th...
by TheGZeus
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tragedy of the commons
Replies: 56
Views: 60433

Re: Tragedy of the commons

findinglisp wrote:
Oiacoaic wrote:I have a colleague at work who has described himself as a left-libertarian who also thinks it's okay for the government to ban transfats. :roll:
It's a nutritionless poison...
by TheGZeus
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Other Dialects
Topic: Clojure hate and Language Wars
Replies: 17
Views: 35191

Re: Clojure hate and Language Wars

It was in a video here . (At 43:00 into the video.) Not to disappoint, but it was just casually mentioned in one sentence, when offering arguments that Clojure doesn't have to compete against other languages like Scala; there doesn't have to be a winner. "Clojure doesn't have to 'win' to win. See, ...
by TheGZeus
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Dialects
Topic: Clojure hate and Language Wars
Replies: 17
Views: 35191

Re: Clojure hate and Language Wars

tayssir wrote: You know, it's the whole Go vs. chess thing Rich Hickey mentioned once, where it's about market share rather than "beating the other guy."
As a Go player, I must read this. Got a link?
I have a phobia of searching with the word 'Hickey' in the string
by TheGZeus
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: A good criticism of the comon lisp language(?)
Replies: 16
Views: 16791

Re: A good criticism of the comon lisp language(?)

Just as a teaser to the C/C++/D guy: these languages are just now popularizing the things (e.g. functor objects = manually-rolled lambda closures) which make CL slow and hard to compile efficiently. There are headers in the Boost C++ library which add 30s to a single file's compile time, just by #i...
by TheGZeus
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: A good criticism of the comon lisp language(?)
Replies: 16
Views: 16791

Re: A good criticism of the comon lisp language(?)

In http://ilc2009.scheming.org/node/7 problems are mentioned, but no solutions. I mean, what alternatives are there? Scheme? Clojure? NewLisp? I dont see that they are really much better in the end (maybe in single concepts, but not in general). Wouldnt it be the best way to say "ok, thats an old c...
by TheGZeus
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Qt and Lisp...a great opportunity?
Replies: 18
Views: 30015

Re: Qt and Lisp...a great opportunity?

Clojure has full Qt/KDE bindings via Java, so that might be... something... ummm...
by TheGZeus
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: General question about Garbage Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 15601

Re: General question about Garbage Collection

There was once a loadable kernel module that was more-or-less an incomplete(in implementation of the standard) repl. You sent things to /dev/lisp and got results back in sto. It's dead, at the moment. I think it's a decent idea, though. Maybe not in such a 'unixy' way, but maybe so... If it was made...