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by marcoxa
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Start programming Lisp
Replies: 3
Views: 5143

Re: Start programming Lisp

Download Lispwork Personal Edition from www.lispworks.com.

That will get you started big time.

Marco Antoniotti
by marcoxa
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Which utilities do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 12367

Re: Which utilities do you use?

Dear Edgar,

you have the gift of eloquence and moderation. :D I don't :mrgreen:
by marcoxa
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Which utilities do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 12367

Re: Which utilities do you use?

Not only that is good. It is good citizenship. I DO NOT WANT to have 42 WHILE macros (and, of course, AIF and friends are to be dalekized :mrgreen: ) in my environment because I load 42 different libraries from 42 different authors who just couldn't help having their home brewed WHILE instead of usi...
by marcoxa
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Which utilities do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 12367

Re: Which utilities do you use?

Ananphoric macros mus die! :mrgreen:
by marcoxa
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Which utilities do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 12367

Re: Which utilities do you use?

I used to use special home-brewed little thingies. Now I know better and write everything in a "as-vanilla-as-you-can" style. I also get annoyed by the gratuitous use of non standard and difficult to understand regular macros; specialized syntax-altering reader macros are even more annoying to me :t...
by marcoxa
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: write layer name on solid
Replies: 2
Views: 3635

Re: write layer name on solid

Looks like you need help on Autolisp for the Autodesk products. I may be wrong, but I believe that this forum does not have many Autolisp programmers following it (I am not one, for example).

You'd be better off looking for some Autolisp specific venue.

Ciao

Marco
by marcoxa
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Remove functions from readtables?
Replies: 2
Views: 3904

Re: Remove functions from readtables?

I know better ways to indulge in masochistic fetishes :mrgreen:
by marcoxa
Fri May 30, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: How do I find the length of a number?
Replies: 3
Views: 4686

Re: How do I find the length of a number?

Define "length of a number". For INTEGERs it is one thing, for floating point numbers not so easy.

In any case, you have INTEGER-LENGTH in ANSI, which may or may not be of use.
by marcoxa
Fri May 16, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Overlooked Featues in Common Lisp
Replies: 4
Views: 6086

Re: Overlooked Featues in Common Lisp

Yep. The PRETTY-PRINTER is quite a piece of software/api. Of course I blogged about it too :D http://within-parens.blogspot.it/2011/0 ... -xhtm.html
by marcoxa
Fri May 16, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Overlooked Featues in Common Lisp
Replies: 4
Views: 6086

Re: Overlooked Featues in Common Lisp

One of my favorites is DEFSTRUCT constructors. I blogged about it some time ago (gosh! quite some time ago) http://within-parens.blogspot.it/2011/02/constructor-tricks.html . It turns out that you can do even trickier tricks with DEFSTRUCT constructors, as Pascal Costanza just pointed out at ELS 201...