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by Warren Wilkinson
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Emacs Lisp
Topic: Whats with the dot notation?
Replies: 2
Views: 7838

Re: Whats with the dot notation?

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(cons 'first 'second)  ==> (first . second)
(cons 'first (list second)) ==> (first second)
by Warren Wilkinson
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What do you think of my projects new logo?
Replies: 13
Views: 17778

Re: What do you think of my projects new logo?

But wait... there's more.

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by Warren Wilkinson
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Is there an equivalent to C's memcpy?
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Re: Is there an equivalent to C's memcpy?

A word of warning: in my experience, replace can be slower than just concatenating new strings. Use your profiler.
by Warren Wilkinson
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: .
Replies: 12
Views: 6376

Re: Free, online, all-in-one book recommendations

I read through your design document. I have some advice: Don't worry about making it modular. Its much easier to hardcode things. In particular, hardcode the battle menu options, the character stats, and the spells. You might hardcode the character sprite & animation information. Code a walk-about f...
by Warren Wilkinson
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What do you think of my projects new logo?
Replies: 13
Views: 17778

Re: What do you think of my projects new logo?

Heres a new one. Similar to the second one, but using a serif font. It scales pretty nice.

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by Warren Wilkinson
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What do you think of my projects new logo?
Replies: 13
Views: 17778

Re: What do you think of my projects new logo?

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Here is an alternate.
by Warren Wilkinson
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: .
Replies: 12
Views: 6376

Re: Free, online, all-in-one book recommendations

I remember when I used to make RPGs. Except that was waaaay before I got into Lisp. I used a tool called Verge RPG creation kit , whose description said they wanted to make an RPG maker that could replicate FF1-5 style games. Are you remaking FF1, or building something like FF1? If the later case, I...
by Warren Wilkinson
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What do you think of my projects new logo?
Replies: 13
Views: 17778

What do you think of my projects new logo?

Hi people,

I whipped up a new logo for my form-builder/database/wiki.

(It would appear in the header at this size)
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(Larger detail size)
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by Warren Wilkinson
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What to chose (exam)
Replies: 1
Views: 3923

Re: What to chose (exam)

AI is kind of a nebulous topic. Basically, any algorithm that produces behavior that resembles a thing a human might do is considered AI. Here are some ideas. How about a Maze generator? Then write the A* algorithm to solve the maze? How about Huffman encoding? (basically, apply a simple compression...
by Warren Wilkinson
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Paul Graham's condlet without gensym for variable names
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Paul Graham's condlet without gensym for variable names

It might be because in condlet-clause all the variables are bound to nil before the clause runs and computes what they should be. With gensyms, the gensyms are bound to nil. Without gensyms, the variables (every variable mentioned in condlet) will get bound to nil. (defun test (a) (condlet ((t (b 99...