19 Dec 2002 elduderino   » (Journeyer)

lisp

i've spent the last two weeks learning all things lisp. my previous exposure was a "programming languages" course at college where we also learned ada and prolog.

this all started as a project to learn emacs lisp. i sidetracked into scheme and then ended up at common lisp. i read both paul graham books, parts of AMOP, online tutorials, archived mailing lists and newsgroups, and source from various implementations.

i'm using both openmcl and mcl on mac os x. i'm more comfortable using emacs/ilisp than i am with mcl's fred. that may change once the full release of mcl comes out in january.

tonight i'm installing redhat 8 on a virtual pc image. that way i can also play around with cmucl and sbcl. cmucl mostly to try out hemlock and sbcl since the more active chatters on #lisp seem to be sbcl hackers.

lisp coding right now is limited to exercises from pg's book, but i have some ideas for more substantial projects.

more later..

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