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by findinglisp
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: LispForum looking for a long-term home
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: LispForum looking for a long-term home

Thanks to Bogdan for hosting LispForum. It works!
by findinglisp
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Have you moved to Lisp to ESCAPE another language?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Have you moved to Lisp to ESCAPE another language?

Thanks for the warm welcome, and the background info! I think I've discovered I'm a PL geek. :D As I come across interesting concepts in different languages, I feel the urge to learn more languages, if only for the fun of it. If it's any indicator, I have hello-worlded in Haskell. ;) I'm not quite ...
by findinglisp
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: LispForum looking for a long-term home
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: LispForum looking for a long-term home

I've had a few people reach out to me on continuing to host LispForum. Thank you all! I'm working with somebody right now and we'll see if we can't make the transition. Here's to continuing the LispForum tradition!
by findinglisp
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Have you moved to Lisp to ESCAPE another language?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Have you moved to Lisp to ESCAPE another language?

I think almost every Lisper has a similar story. I started programming 40 years ago in BASIC, spend a lot of time with C and later C++, spent time with Java, dabbled with Ruby and Python, and found Common Lisp shortly after Paul Graham started writing about it. In truth, I had used Common Lisp back ...
by findinglisp
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: LispForum looking for a long-term home
Replies: 5
Views: 834

LispForum looking for a long-term home

Folks, I have decided that I'd like to find LispForum a better home long term. I have it running on a shared hosting account at Ionos and the costs are extremely low (basically incrementally free with my account except for the yearly domain name registration). But I haven't been able to devote much ...
by findinglisp
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Forum Upgrade: And we're back!
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Forum Upgrade: And we're back!

Sorry about that. LispForum has been offline for the past couple of days while I performed an upgrade. Unfortunately, there were lots of moving parts associated with upgrading from phpBB 3.0.x to 3.2.x. I believe that all that is back to normal, however. Send me a direct message if you experience an...
by findinglisp
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Emacs
Topic: Help with cut and paste in emacs
Replies: 8
Views: 13868

Re: Help with cut and paste in emacs

IMO, if you're going to use Emacs a lot, get used to the native command bindings and avoid CUA mode. Unfortunately, CUA mode conflicts with C-x and C-c which are the two major prefix keys. You couldn't pick two worse key bindings to conflict with if you tried. While CUA mode might be able to manage ...
by findinglisp
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Original Lisp Eliza added to Eliza Gen collection
Replies: 3
Views: 7172

Re: Original Lisp Eliza added to Eliza Gen collection

Very cool. One of the first programs I studied in my college AI class was Eliza. :)
by findinglisp
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Other Tools
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 13648

Re: Text Editors with CL syntax aides

If you really want to take the red pill with Lisp, Emacs is the only long-term choice, IMO. It's turtles all the way down from there.
by findinglisp
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Shrinking market for hardcore programmers?
Replies: 4
Views: 7936

Re: Shrinking market for hardcore programmers?

I agree with some of your sentiment, but I think it's a lost cause at some level. Every industry goes through the same thing. If you think about cars, for instance, they used to be produced by craftsmen, one at a time. Craft production was very expensive; every car was slightly different. There was ...