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by dmitry_vk
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 42753

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 would...
by dmitry_vk
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: The Future of Lisp
Replies: 25
Views: 19477

Re: The Future of Lisp

Exactly. Isn't deciding the runtime of a given subproblem essentially the same as the halting problem? The only thing that I can think of would be to go with a Linda-based common database of subproblems from which workers on individual cores take problems and to which they return results. Still, th...
by dmitry_vk
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Emacs
Topic: Lame topic - what about color themes?
Replies: 12
Views: 17950

Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

I prefer zenburn theme for everything. It's very easy on my eyes.
by dmitry_vk
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Lisp Quiz
Topic: Lisp Quiz #1: Minesweeper
Replies: 10
Views: 46786

Re: Lisp Quiz #1: Minesweeper

Rich_Robot wrote:Playing Minesweeper is an NP Complete problem.
Being NP Complete does not mean that it is not fun to try to solve it :)
by dmitry_vk
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Macro expansion, packages, and LET
Replies: 9
Views: 9513

Re: Macro expansion, packages, and LET

Macro generates a piece of AST that contains symbols. Symbol is an object named by its package and name. Macro returns a subtree with symbols in it. Symbols are produced by reader. Reader uses current package to intern them. So it is only logical that symbols end up in the same package with macro (b...
by dmitry_vk
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: GUI lib recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 8980

Re: GUI lib recommendations

You can use lambda-gtk. The version on site is old and not working on sbcl, but it is trivial to get it working. It offers a complete gtk binding. (the patch to get it working is ) Other gtk+ bindings didn't work for me (apart from cells...