Monthly Archives: September 2012

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If you're a Lisper here's a surprising bit of Common Lisp arcana from Xach's Common Lisp Tips. Did I mention that you really should subscribe?

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The Acme Editor

Russ Cox has posted a video tour of the Acme editor. If I weren't using (and extraordinarily happy with) Emacs, this is the editor I would be using. For a long time it was only available with Plan 9 but … Continue reading

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Have You Tured Today?

Of course you have. Wait. What is turing? For reasons explained on his Web site, Don Knuth defines to ture as to use the Internet. Knuth asks that if you agree with this definition that you encourage its use via … Continue reading

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Internal Irreal Links with Emacs

I try to keep a couple of posts in reserve for those days when nothing strikes me as worth writing about. Other times, I may write a series of posts on a related topic and not post them until the … Continue reading

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Some Good News From PHP

Here's some encouraging news on the security front. As regular readers know, I've written several times about how to safely hash passwords and complained about sites that don't do it correctly. Now PHP 5.5 has a function that does the … Continue reading

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A Simple Common Lisp REPL

I love this simple Common Lisp REPL by Stas Boukarev over at Zach Beane's Common Lisp Tips. In just 5 lines of code you get a complete REPL that even handles *, **, and ***. In the comments, Brit Butler … Continue reading

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A Nice Elisp Tutorial

Christian Johansen has posted a nice introduction to Elisp. He had a particular problem he wanted to solve with Emacs and the tutorial is about how he went about learning enough Elisp to program a solution. The tutorial is focused … Continue reading

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Common Lisp Tip Tweets Redux

I've mentioned Jean-Philippe Paradis' Common Lisp Tip Tweets before. He's reorganized the site a bit and categorized the tweets so that it's easier to find what you're looking for. If you don't follow him on Twitter, it's worth stopping by … Continue reading

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A Silly But Beautiful Quicksort

Steven Goss over at the zero bit stream has another great Common Lisp post. His idea is to compare a minimal Haskell Quicksort routine to the same function written in Common Lisp. A case can be made that the result … Continue reading

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Turning URLs into Org Links

Often times when doing research for a blog post I will collect a series of URLs that I could potentially use as a link in the post. Nothing new or exciting there; almost every blogger doubtlessly does the same thing. … Continue reading

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