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by qbg
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: New to Lisp, need help running app
Replies: 5
Views: 5253

Re: New to Lisp, need help running app

Maybe this will work; I think it might require a PowerPC based Mac.
by qbg
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: CLisp Programming LISP program that produce a mirrored list
Replies: 20
Views: 13070

Re: CLisp Programming LISP program that produce a mirrored list

- To insert a function as an argument, use the "#'" reader syntax, which is an abbreviation for FUNCTION (can someone explain why the single quote seems to work here, too?). The FUNCTION special form returns the function associated with a function designator, and a symbol can be a function designat...
by qbg
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Simplified CL
Replies: 6
Views: 8620

Re: Simplified CL

A small pet idea of mine for lowering the entry barrier to CL: Select a certain subset of the CL standard, throw in some utility libraries (alexandria, cl-ppcre, something for date manipulation come to mind), document it all in a structured manner and offer a downloadable core image. What do you th...
by qbg
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: General question about Garbage Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 12619

Re: General question about Garbage Collection

Instead of using ECL, you could use most other implementations to do that, couldn't you? If your model is going to be one big lisp image that contains everything, then most other implementation will do. If you want Hello World to be less than 20k when compiled into an executable, and you don't want...
by qbg
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: need help
Replies: 7
Views: 8150

Re: need help

Hello! Lisp Geeks, This is my lisp practice project. I am trying to read an employee information from a text file, one employee info for one line and put into employee list and then to print out the result. (defstruct employee first_name last_name mid_name birthday start_date title) (defparameter e...
by qbg
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: General question about Garbage Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 12619

Re: General question about Garbage Collection

I am always dreaming of the "return of the lisp machines". It should be possible to build a Lisp-based system on current hardware, perhaps using Movitz. Lisp would be the system language, just like C is in current Unices. In such an environment, garbage collection would be a natural component of th...
by qbg
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Installing ASDF on CLISP-Win32?
Replies: 3
Views: 4227

Re: Installing ASDF on CLISP-Win32?

anta40 wrote: 1. Downloaded ASDF from here, and extracted it to C:\clisp\asdf-install.
That is ASDF-INSTALL, not ASDF. You can get ASDF from here.
by qbg
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Languages implemented on Lisp?
Replies: 10
Views: 16456

Re: Languages implemented on Lisp?

I believe I remember reading on comp.lang.lisp that an old version of Haskell ran on CMUCL.
by qbg
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Free software lisp projects
Replies: 3
Views: 3522

Re: Free software lisp projects

StumpWM is always looking for assistance. Wouldn't even have to run it as your main WM, just xnest it and play around. From the little hacking I have done on StumpWM, it looks like the code is approachable (unlike, say Maxima). And yeah, use xnest and not Xephyr--for some reason Xephyr mangles the ...
by qbg
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Emacs
Topic: How to start programming in LISP
Replies: 6
Views: 11468

Re: How to start programming in LISP

What lisp dialect (Common Lisp, Scheme, etc.) have you been reading up on? If you haven't been focusing on a specific one, then you should before you start writing code. If you need to pick one, Common Lisp might be a good choice. If you are going to be doing CL, you might want to start reading Prac...