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Best of Lisp 2008 Awards Nominations

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:49 pm
by findinglisp
I'd like to take the next couple weeks to recognize people, products, libraries, and such that have made a big contribution to Lisp in 2008. The contributions can be to any Lisp dialect, not just Common Lisp. And yes, for short we'll be calling these the "Lispies". :lol:

I figured I'd suggest a few categories and then get y'all to throw in your nominations for each category and any further category suggestions. Then, I'll post each category as a poll and we can vote. Then we'll send out the awards in a couple of weeks.

My initial thoughts for categories are:

1. Most significant overall contribution to Lisp
2. Most significant new library
a. Common Lisp
b. Scheme
c. Other
3. Most influential person associated with Lisp
4. Most significant improvement to a Lisp implementation
a. Common Lisp
b. Scheme
c. Other
5. Most significant Lisp blogger
6. Most significant Lisp book, tutorial, or documentation first published in 2008

If you have any thoughts about these, post them in this thread. I'll collect it all and then set up the polls sometime next week.

Re: Best of Lisp 2008 Awards Nominations

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:13 pm
by findinglisp
Okay, here are my nominations:

1. Most significant overall contribution to Lisp - Rich Hickey for Clojure
2. Most significant new library
a. Common Lisp - Ivan Shvedunov for Plexippus XPath (http://common-lisp.net/project/plexippus-xpath/)
b. Scheme - don't know
c. Other - don't know
3. Most influential person associated with Lisp - Edi Weitz for all the wonderful libraries over the years (http://www.weitz.de/)
4. Most significant improvement to a Lisp implementation
a. Common Lisp - ClozureCL 1.2 (http://trac.clozure.com/openmcl)
b. Scheme - PLT 4 (http://plt-scheme.org/)
c. Other - Clojure
5. Most significant Lisp blogger - Gary King (for blogging about various libraries), Zach Beane (for keeping the community cross-connected, both with his own blog and Planet Lisp)
6. Most significant Lisp book, tutorial, or documentation first published in 2008 - Eric Normand for LispCast (http://www.lispcast.com/drupal/node/3)

Re: Best of Lisp 2008 Awards Nominations

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:52 pm
by findinglisp
Hmmm... 10 days and no other nominations. :?

Re: Best of Lisp 2008 Awards Nominations

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:43 pm
by Exolon
I'd like to nominate JazzScheme as an interesting and exciting new contribution to Lisp, but it hasn't been publically released yet. Not quite sure what they're waiting for, but hopefully we'll see something soon.

Re: Best of Lisp 2008 Awards Nominations

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:03 pm
by findinglisp
Given the underwhelming response, I'm going to assume everybody thought this was a crappy idea. Forget I ever posted anything. :D