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by Exolon
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Please help my head get around 'deftype'
Replies: 23
Views: 26347

Re: Please help my head get around 'deftype'

I'm in the exact same boat, and am going to put off even investigating Qi properly until I've done a few mini-projects in common-or-garden CL first :)
by Exolon
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Please help my head get around 'deftype'
Replies: 23
Views: 26347

Re: Please help my head get around 'deftype'

Hi, have you looked at Qi? It has a static typing system (and has some nice features like pattern matching).
by Exolon
Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Just Wanted to Say Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 3666

Re: Just Wanted to Say Hello!

Why not just rename this thread to "Introduce yourself!" or something and sticky it?
by Exolon
Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: The Future of Lisp
Replies: 25
Views: 22176

Re: The Future of Lisp

As a question, has this ever been done well automatically with today's compiler technology? People always cite functional programming as being beneficial for auto-parallelizing, and in theory they're quite right, but does any current compiler actually do this well today? GHC with Haskell, maybe? :?...
by Exolon
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: SBCL 1.0.20 released
Replies: 1
Views: 3374

Re: SBCL 1.0.20 released

Nice to see so many optimisations. :)
by Exolon
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: with-open-file problem of sbcl
Replies: 12
Views: 14105

Re: with-open-file problem of sbcl

Does it happen with other weird 'virtual' mounted files - i.e. in /dev, /proc?
by Exolon
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Persistent Objects
Replies: 6
Views: 12222

Re: Persistent Objects

I don't know the answer to your question, but I'm impressed by your diligence in making this work with CLisp :o
by Exolon
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Lisp Quiz
Topic: Lisp Quiz #1: Minesweeper
Replies: 10
Views: 48523

Re: Lisp Quiz #1: Minesweeper

I'm going to take this one on in slow-time, since it seems like just the right kind of mini-project to help me learn Lisp. I'd expect a simple heuristic mind would do quite well though without needing clever AI, at least in small, finite Minesweeper worlds.
by Exolon
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 66607

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

I'm surprised to see no mention of Successful Lisp here. I finished most of Practical Common Lisp, but found it somewhat hard going. Perhaps too much exposure and too much detail before I was ready and I wasn't doing much practical work. I paused at Chapter 24 and decided to go back to basics, which...
by Exolon
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Accessing parent objects in CLOS
Replies: 7
Views: 8209

Re: Accessing parent objects in CLOS

I realize there are various things I could do like make the ball a global variable or make the move-ball method accept a game object. However is there something equivalent to ball.parent.score? This isn't really possible... when you say 'parent', I think you just mean 'client' - by using the ball, ...