Tag Archives: Common-lisp

SBCL 1.2.2

The latest version of Steel Bank Common Lisp is out and available at the usual place. The new version has some bug fixes and minor enhancements (see the NEWS page for details) so it represents the ongoing refinement of the … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.2.1 and Slime

A couple of weeks ago, SBCL 1.2.1 came out and as I reported at the time, although it compiled and installed correctly, there was a problem with Slime. The 1.2.1 SBCL release changed some internals that Slime relied on and … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.2.1

The monthly release of Steel Bank Common Lisp is out. As usual, it compiled and loaded without mishap. Unfortunately, Slime wouldn’t compile due to a missing slot in the SBCL VM module. I can call it from the command line … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.2.0

SBCL 1.2.0 has just been released. The big improvement in this release is support for ARM under Linux. As usual, it compiled and passed the test suite without problems on my OS X systems. As I say every month, if … Continue reading

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When To Use CLOS

Jean-Philippe Paradis retweeted a link Turns around that why I love CLOS has been written better than I ever will be able to, by Eric Naggum: http://t.co/UU6FhNMXfK — Dimitri Fontaine (@tapoueh) April 28, 2014 to this classic Erik Naggum post … Continue reading

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Lisp Types

There’s been a lot of talk lately about static versus dynamic typing. The partisans on both sides are adamant in their positions and absolutely secure in their righteousness. It has, in other words, become a religious issue. Although I’ve used … Continue reading

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An Emacs Lisp Based Common Lisp

Lars Brinkhoff has a really interesting project up at GitHub. It’s emacs-cl, a Common Lisp implemented in Emacs Lisp. This probably isn’t all that useful but it sure is awesome. As far as I can tell, it’s a pretty complete. … Continue reading

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Getting Started With the Common Lisp Hyperspec

Jean-Philippe Paradis over at HexstreamSoft has a nice page about getting started with the Common Lisp Hyperspec. If you’re already familiar with the Hyperspec, you’re probably with most of the material. If you’re not, it’s a nice introduction. One thing … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.1.17

SBCL 1.1.17 is out. As usual, it built and passed the tests without problems. This months release has a bunch of bug fixes and a couple of enhancements/optimizations. See the NEWS page for details. And no, despite Rainer Joswig’s April … Continue reading

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Common Lisp Reader Macros

Chaitanya Gupta has posted a nice introduction to reader macros. The conventional wisdom is that reader macros are ripe for abuse and many experts recommend avoiding them. Still, there are times when they solve a legitimate problem1 and in those … Continue reading

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