Tag Archives: Lisp

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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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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SBCL 1.1.16 Released

The latest monthly release of Steel Bank Common Lisp is out. As usual, I had no problems building and installing the new release. You can download binaries or source at the usual place. After last month’s major enhancement of the … Continue reading

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Nanopass Compilers

For the 2013 Clojure Conj, Andy Keep gave a great talk on nanopass compilers. The idea is that rather than having the normal 2, 3, or 4 passes in a compiler, you have several passes each of which does one … Continue reading

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Lisp Debugging with Slime

Rainer Joswig has a nice video up demonstrating how to debug Lisp with Slime. In a sense there’s nothing new here: most Slime users are pretty much aware of the facilities that he uses. Nevertheless, it’s very useful to see … Continue reading

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A Lisp Overview

A few days ago I wrote about Simon Tatham’s overview of C. Today, I want to mention a very nice overview of Lisp. The overview is really a Lisp primer aimed at C/C++/Java programmers (it’s notes from the CSC330 course … Continue reading

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