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I was casting about for a package management system and it seemed that quicklisp and asdf were fairly popular (and came prepackaged with Steel Bank Common Lisp). 109 more words

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Reading through Let over Lambda I ran into several instances where the author showed the disassembly of a bit of Lisp code. This struck me as awesome for several reasons and I wanted to do it myself. 301 more words

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Beginning Common Lisp

Looking to use a language of the Lisp family for a project and having used and liked Racket, I looked into Scheme. Scheme confused me completely: from a variety of sources I gathered that one Scheme was pretty much incompatible with another, and different Schemes offered different facilities.   458 more words

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Is Common Lisp suitable for simple numerical computations?

Main stream imperative programming languages like C/C++ and Fortran are most of the time the preferred choice for number crunching applications. Moving to more evolved languages in the last year, I want to evaluate how good they are for that task. 789 more words


Mandelbrot: SETL & Lisp

SETL is a general-purpose programming language developed by Jack Schwartz back in the late 1960s. The language is multiparadigm – both Procedural (containing subroutines and control structures like if statements) and Set Theoretical. 397 more words

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A Solution to the Five Weekends Problem in Common Lisp

I’ve been enjoying playing around with Rosetta Code problems lately. Here’s a solution I posted last week for the Five Weekends problem in Common Lisp: 190 more words


Passphrase Generation Revisited

One of my hobbies is to try out scripts in multiple programming languages, so I found myself dusting off the passphrase generation script. Mostly it’s an exercise in figuring out how languages do things differently. 519 more words