Tag Archives: Lisp

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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Documentation on the Lisp Machine

As regular readers know, one of the things I love about Emacs is its recapitulation of the Lisp Machine. Like most developers, I never had the chance to work on a real Lisp Machine so Emacs is as close as … 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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Sacha Chats with Tom Marble

Sacha Chua has posted another interesting episode in her series of video chats with Emacs users. This time it’s with Tom Marble who talks about and demonstrates his Emacs-based invoicing system. Marble is a consultant and wrote the system to … Continue reading

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Working Through SICP

As I’ve said many times before, I’m a huge fan of The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP), Hal Abelson’s and Jerry Sussman’s seminal work on computer science. It’s a tremendous resource and one that’s available on the Web … 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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All Those Pesky Commas

@samaaron I've tried to program non-lisps, but find I just can't get past all the commas. — Selah Ben-Haim (@selahb) March 7, 2014

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