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by tayssir
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What happened to Lisp.org?
Replies: 6
Views: 8063

Re: What happened to Lisp.org?

BTW, it's pretty interesting to see how AI-era Lisp users deal with... webserver crashes. His post was from 11 days ago.

The ALU has always been an enigma to me. ;)
by tayssir
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What happened to Lisp.org?
Replies: 6
Views: 8063

Re: What happened to Lisp.org?

Oops, forgot to respond. Duane Rettig mentioned : The ALU's machine, "bibop", has crashed hard. We're working very hard to bring the website back up. Part of the problem is that bibop is a very old machine, and we had already been discussing replacement strategies. The crash comes at a bad time, so ...
by tayssir
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: User Groups and Conferences
Topic: Munich / München
Replies: 5
Views: 13243

Re: Munich / München

There's certainly Lispers in Munich, particularly since Cadence is there:
http://wiki.alu.org/Munich

I've seen people on that list at European meetings, so I imagine it's not hard to meet up with them...
by tayssir
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Favorite "underrated" Lisp feature?
Replies: 13
Views: 18270

Re: Favorite "underrated" Lisp feature?

Yeah, you can often MacGyver a rabbit out of your hat with things like generic functions. For instance, someone mentioned the superiority of Haskell's notation for splitting definitions up: fib 0 = 0 fib 1 = 1 fib n = fib (n-1) + fib (n-2) To be cute, I responded with: (defmethod fib ((n (eql 0))) 0...
by tayssir
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Favorite "underrated" Lisp feature?
Replies: 13
Views: 18270

Favorite "underrated" Lisp feature?

What's your favorite "underrated" Lisp feature? For me, it's special variables. Those things reeeally save me from messy situations. Setting up contexts, so I don't have to change much code. Though funnily enough, I've seen someone abuse the hell out of them. For instance, there'd be code like this:...