Tag Archives: Common-lisp

Setting Up a Lisp Development Environment

For a language as old as Lisp, there are a surprising number of queries asking how to set up a Lisp environment. If you’re a Lisper, your answer to this is probably Emacs/Slime/Quicklisp and one of the Lisp systems such … Continue reading

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Lisp Runtime Redefinition

One of the things I love most about programming in Elisp is what I (and others) call interactive programming. You can write a little snippet of code—even as small as an expression—and try it out immediately without having to build … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.3.17

I’ve been a little lax about keeping SBCL up to date but when I saw the announcement for SBCL 1.3.17, I downloaded, compiled, and installed it before I forgot. You can get your copy here. I always build from source … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.3.9 Released

Steel Bank Common Lisp's newest version, 1.3.9, is ready for download at the usual place. This month's release is a small one that fixes a bug, optimizes some operations with complex numbers, and adds an enhancement that helps with garbage … Continue reading

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Common Lisp and Pink Floyd

Common Lisp and Pink Floyd. How could it get better than that?

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SBCL 1.3.7 Released

The latest version of Steel Bank Common Lisp is out. This month's release fixed a bug and introduced several optimizations. See the NEWS file for details. As usual, the release compiled without incident on my MacBook Pro and the regressions … Continue reading

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Multiple Dispatch in CLOS

Eli Bendersky has an outstanding post on multiple dispatch in Common Lisp. It's part of a series he's doing on multiple dispatch in various languages. Lisp has always looked at OOP differently from most languages and Lispers consider CLOS a … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.3.5

The new version of Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL 1.3.5) has been released. According to the NEWS file, this month's release fixes 3 bugs and introduces 4 enhancements. As usual, it built and installed without any problems on my Mac. … Continue reading

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SBCL 1.3.4

I just installed the latest version of the wonderful Steel Bank Common Lisp system. Version 1.3.4 is mostly a bug fix but there are a couple of enhancements and an optimization. You can read the details on the NEWS page. … Continue reading

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Lisp Family Tree

Via Jean-Philippe Paradis, a nice chart of the relationships between various Lisps. Hey #lisp, thanks to help from @RainerJoswig and others I've created a graph which illustrates CL implementations :) pic.twitter.com/CKA35vAe5y — Daniel Kochmański (@dk_jackdaniel) February 12, 2016

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