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by tayssir
Fri May 22, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Concrete Mathematics
Replies: 9
Views: 25703

Re: Concrete Mathematics

(I don't want to accuse you of sexism; I'm personally no doubt sexist, for being raised in a culture where traditional gender identity is very important. And I hope the original poster didn't say anything that could be construed as "propoganda we're going to hear form you Lisp people.") Historically...
by tayssir
Fri May 22, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Concrete Mathematics
Replies: 9
Views: 25703

Re: Concrete Mathematics

I'm a Ruby guy. Why do you identify yourself with some programming language? (Just this week, I used Lisp, Python, Perl and SQL. And regexes, if you count those. Last week you'll find PHP, Javascript and various "little languages." That said, sure, I happen to consider Lisp the only, or one of the ...
by tayssir
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Archaic Code Contest in Common Lisp
Replies: 14
Views: 13369

Re: Archaic Code Contest in Common Lisp

Maybe you can get unofficial style points for using the old formatting style. I kid you not, old books often contain something like: (DEFUN has_thing (elem) ( SUBSEQ elem r_top (PLUS my_bottom your_top) ) ) It makes me appreciate how standardized modern Lisp education is. It's rare to see anything l...
by tayssir
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Interest in a Lisp CMS?
Replies: 16
Views: 13371

Re: Interest in a Lisp CMS?

Definitely, I'm interested in such an app, particularly as it relates to online galleries and shops. I'm right now fixing the mess which is a cowboy-coded PHP shoppingcart thingie, for a friend. ;) In fact, I'm using Lisp to deal with the PHP codebase, removing all the cut 'n pasting and sticking it...
by tayssir
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Common Lisp Weekly News
Replies: 3
Views: 4666

Re: Common Lisp Weekly News

Cool, added to my RSS reader! Much handier than poring through mailing lists...
by tayssir
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Common Lisp Bloggers
Replies: 10
Views: 12993

Re: Common Lisp Bloggers

http://bc.tech.coop/blog/index.html http://danweinreb.org/blog/ http://lemonodor.com/ Lemonodor's stopped updating his blog for some months, but it's got good old posts. http://www.reddit.com/r/Clojure/ http://www.reddit.com/r/lisp/ Oddly enough, none of those links got me to the cool Lisp-on-Flash ...
by tayssir
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: performance tips
Replies: 4
Views: 6352

Re: performance tips

Hmm, I can see that this program must be doing a lot of extra work. As I understand, LAS-CASAS contains a bunch of indices into parts of TAB. You collect what a bunch of things from TAB have in common, until there's some sort of stop code in LAS-CASAS. One small thing you can do is see that your lis...
by tayssir
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: performance tips
Replies: 4
Views: 6352

Re: performance tips

* Know where your performance hotspots are, rather than guess. Look up whatever profiler(s) are available for your lisp platform. * Once you find it out, the solution may involve a more appropriate data structure or approach. For example, lists are really convenient in Common Lisp, but perhaps array...
by tayssir
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What happened to Lisp.org?
Replies: 6
Views: 8035

Re: What happened to Lisp.org?

I'll bite. :) What does having used Lisp 20 years ago, or being a member of the ALU board, have to do with the response to a server going down? Surely anyone anywhere can have too few tuits to deal with some random disaster that doesn't directly affect them? Excuse me -- does that post come across ...
by tayssir
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 62211

Re: Poll: Which Lisp implementations do you use?

SBCL and Lispworks. A short while ago, I shipped a project which was implemented using those two Lisp implementations. Lispworks (Windows): Windows GUI for someone who needs to select things quickly and usably. The users are nontechnical and may even be nervous with the computer, so they need extra ...