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by Exolon
Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: CLOS usage
Replies: 22
Views: 25938

Re: CLOS usage

Seriously, a stack trace that is 100% meaningful, where I don't have to play detective to figure out why the values I am looking at are what they are... that would be nice to have all the time. Well, I was really excited about (pure) functional stuff when I first got interested in Haskell, after co...
by Exolon
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: website mini-logo (the one in the toolbar)
Replies: 24
Views: 24856

Re: website mini-logo (the one in the toolbar)

Love the parentheses-lizard approach! Maybe even another pair of parentheses could make it clearer... what are the tiny symbols scattered around the lizard? Looks like "y o o c" or something.
by Exolon
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Scheme
Topic: Your favorite implementation?
Replies: 12
Views: 21740

Re: Your favorite implementation?

I haven't done much scheme coding (only examples from the SICP, but they were running only in MIT Scheme), but tried STALIN on couple of example and was impressed by the code generation (granted, not the standard way to use lisp/scheme, having compile times of hours/days, rather than ms, but still ...
by Exolon
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: GUI lib recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 9685

Re: GUI lib recommendations

Also, I don't think http://common-lisp.net/project/cello is on the Cliki page, and it seems worth a peek. It (and Cells) sounds very interesting, but all of the links to the actual code/screenshots/etc (including the CVS site) are broken :( Actually, I found the working CVS link to Cells on the cel...
by Exolon
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Scheme
Topic: Your favorite implementation?
Replies: 12
Views: 21740

Re: Your favorite implementation?

I like Gambit-C Scheme in its approach; being portable to all sorts of platforms as long as a good C compiler is available. But as a newbie to both CL and Scheme, I'll probably spend more time using the prepackaged PLT/DrScheme environment with its pretty GUI stuff, for now anyway.
by Exolon
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Scheme
Topic: Interesting Scheme applications
Replies: 7
Views: 15612

Re: Interesting Scheme applications

Wow! That looks really impressive. I'll have to check that out; seems like the kind of attention-grabbing, powerful thing that might attract someone to programming, too. Quality links :)
by Exolon
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Other Dialects
Topic: Clojure reactions?
Replies: 16
Views: 28656

Re: Clojure reactions?

For me, the main reason for using an existing runtime (e.g., the JVM or .NET) is to avoid reimplementing a runtime ;-) It's nice to know that your garbage collector is tuned and well-tested, for example. Steve Yegge gave an interesting talk about Rhino, Javascript and the JVM - apart from the effic...
by Exolon
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: lisp compiler written in brainf**k?
Replies: 9
Views: 18840

Re: lisp compiler written in brainf**k?

If it's Turing complete, then why not? It must be possible in both directions, but I suspect building a Brainfuck compiler in Lisp would be just a little bit easier :)
by Exolon
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 22
Views: 25175

Re: Thank you.

Does the forum come with a set of Pitman, Kenny, The Two Pascals, Joswig, many others and Dr Frog Hopper? I can't wait for the first thread about pathnames that morphs into how Lisp is rubbish because it "doesn't even have pattern-matching over algebraic data-types, can you believe it?" or some suc...