Tag Archives: Lisp

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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Lisp in Production

If you're a Lisper, you've probably heard many times that it's not practical to use Lisp in production. Despite the many counter examples (Viaweb, ITA, …) this myth—like the one about Lisp being slow—refuses to die. Vsevolod Dyomkin and Kevin … Continue reading

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PSA

Apress is having a 40% sale on the eBook versions of Edi Weitz's Common Lisp Recipes. If you're a Lisper, you'll definitely want this book. I just bought my copy so I haven't had a chance to peruse it yet. … Continue reading

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Eazy Gnuplot Cookbook

Via Jean-Philippe Paradis I found this gnuplot cookbook companion for eazy-gnuplot. I really like gnuplot and its ability to produce a large variety of excellent plots. Unfortunately, I don't use it often enough to internalize its documentation and it's always … Continue reading

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Functional Programming

A couple of years ago, I wrote about Kris Jenkins' wonderful video that demonstrated interactive programming while building a Spotify client in Emacs Lisp. It's one of my favorite videos and I'm still seeing it mentioned as new people discover … Continue reading

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Operator Precedence

This seems funny until you realize that it's true: Operator precedence is a workaround for the problem of having forgotten to make your programming language a lisp. — Gary Fredericks (@gfredericks_) October 7, 2015

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