Tag Archives: Lisp

A Beautiful On-line Version of SICP

If, like me, you’re a lover of SICP (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs) you’ll be happy to know that there’s a beautiful on-line version of it available. Years ago, MIT generously put up a version but some of the … Continue reading

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Guile 2.2

The long awaited 2.2.0 version of Guile has been released. This version is a significant update to the Guile system. It includes a new compiler and VM and several other performance enhancing changes. They even boast a complete Elisp emulation. … Continue reading

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Starting with Scheme

Mike Zamansky has an interesting post on using Scheme as a first language for CS instruction. That’s not a new idea, of course. MIT’s famed 6.001 course (Entry Level Computing) used Scheme and SICP for years. Their course was adopted … 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 KochmaƄski (@dk_jackdaniel) February 12, 2016

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