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by Unne
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 51169

Re: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?

No, you are completely wrong about this. The fact that SBCL is lagging on some platforms is because you have to write a whole lot of things in assembler and C that the Sun people are giving to you for free. That is entirely my point. On one side, you need developers to port something. On the other ...
by Unne
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: The library situation (warning: mini-rant)
Replies: 24
Views: 29313

Re: The library situation (warning: mini-rant)

But other libraries worked quite fine (maybe because I used Gentoo Linux's package repository, in which lisp-overlay is quite well maintained). Yes, I have had much more luck using various Linux package managers than ASDF. ASDF is pretty bad. I second the recommendation of Gentoo, it's a good distr...
by Unne
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 51169

Re: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?

Maybe not many Lisp programmers care about threads, but I do, and so does anyone who writes a GUI or web app. Which is a pretty huge slice of programming nowadays, in my world anyways. When we have 32- or 64-core CPUs in a few years, are Lispers still not going to care? Who's doing the work to keep ...
by Unne
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 51169

Re: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?

Why doesn't someone do it then? It's not that these problems CAN'T be be solved in Common Lisp, it's that they haven't been and aren't being. I have to write programs today, I can't wait a decade while these things are fixed, assuming they ever will be. A fair response is "Hey buddy, why don't YOU?"...
by Unne
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 51169

Re: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?

Whether Lisps have threading on Windows right now is purely a function of their implementations and whether that's important to them. Remember that many of the Lisps out there are based on very old implementations that have literally been in existence for decades (CMUCL -> SBCL, KCL -> ECL, MCL -> ...
by Unne
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 51169

Re: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?

It's a question of Clojure + JVM, or Common Lisp + Windows/Linux/OS X/others + a C compiler. Either way you're tied to and limited by your platform. How many Lisps have threading on Windows right now? How many even work cross-platform at all? How many libraries do? Look at ASDF for a good example of...
by Unne
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?
Replies: 43
Views: 51169

Re: What feature would you most like to see in Lisp?

That link about threads is interesting, because it's exactly the problem Clojure claims to (try to) solve. I'm not sure I've drunk the Clojure Kool-Aid yet and I don't have enough experience in concurrent programming to form a very well-informed opinion, but based on what I do know and what I've see...
by Unne
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Other Dialects
Topic: Clojure reactions?
Replies: 16
Views: 30748

Re: Clojure reactions?

I've played with Clojure a bit. It's very nice. I love how lists and vectors etc. all have a common "sequence" abstraction. I have vague plans to use Clojure to write a multi-threaded GUI/networking app. I'll have to see how that works out. I think (and hope) Clojure has a bright future. A cross-pla...
by Unne
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lispquiz?
Replies: 4
Views: 14253

Lispquiz?

I'm sure most of us agree that RubyQuiz is awesome. Rubyquiz is great because the problems are tiny enough to do in a day or so, but hard enough to make you think a bit. Importantly, the problems cover a wide range of topics: they aren't all math problems (like Project Euler , which is still fun if ...
by Unne
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 71503

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

If not for Practical Common Lisp I never would've bothered with the language. It's a great book on many levels.