April 08, 2002
Looking Into LispWorks

Val Kulyukin, my colleague from the U of Chicago days, mentioned the other day that he had run into exactly the same bug I saw when running ACL-created DLLs in Visual Basic. His solution: switch to LispWorks. We're looking into that possibility. The bits of the LispWorks IDE I've seen make me want to play with it more; Maybe it could even begin to be compared to MCL's, who knows.

Val's advice: Develop in ACL, deliver with LispWorks.

It looks like Val has some lisp code worth checking out: code to control the Microsoft Agent, control Saphira robots, and control Internet Explorer. He's also using the public domain version of our RAP agent programming language for some of his work.

(Also, I like the Bertrand Russel quote at the end of Val's Integrating Lisp With the World tutorial: "Tolerate and cooperate, or die.")

Posted by jjwiseman at April 08, 2002 04:30 PM

about interface in lispworks

Posted by: nita on May 19, 2003 10:03 AM

Hmm, I can't look at the pages because my DNS refuses to resolve the URL (although it seems to be right according to his faculty page at DePaulCTI which I CAN see).

Am I the only one having this problem?

Posted by: Edi Weitz on May 21, 2003 11:59 PM

He's no longer at DePaul (here in Chicago); last I heard, he was in Utah somewhere. There's a guy at DePaul continuing the research Val was doing, but I don't know how closely he's following the original lispy path.

Posted by: Michael Hannemann on May 22, 2003 09:34 AM

Thanks for the info. Do you (or someone else) know a way to get at his above-mentioned articles and code? Sounds quite interesting.

Posted by: Edi Weitz on May 23, 2003 12:56 AM

OK, found it myself. The new URL is http://kulyukin2k.cs.usu.edu:8001/.

Posted by: Edi Weitz on May 23, 2003 02:55 PM

That URL has an extra (incorrect) period on the end. This one is correct:


Posted by: rwh on May 28, 2003 11:36 AM
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