March 17, 2006
Try Lisp, One of These Days

Try Lisp

Peter Seibel is playing with an AJAX-enabled Lisp REPL, Try Ruby-style.

Note the arglist display at the bottom.

Posted by jjwiseman at March 17, 2006 11:24 AM

This is so cool I could plotz.

Posted by: Will Fitzgerald on March 17, 2006 12:23 PM

Just a warning, the server part of this (in the code mentioned on #lisp is only known to work, at the moment, in fairly recent version of Allegro and the client side has only been tested in fairly recent (i.e. 1.5) versions of Firefox.

Posted by: Peter Seibel on March 17, 2006 03:08 PM

Ruby has a flag that makes the run-time not accept certain dangerous operations. Is this awesome thing you have done going to have some kind of sandboxing?

Posted by: Tommy H on March 18, 2006 05:49 AM

Why are you hurting Lisp, John?

Posted by: tangra on March 18, 2006 08:03 PM

What's plotz?

Posted by: NonYiddishPerson on March 19, 2006 04:23 AM

Plotz = Explode in Yiddish, I think.

I tried this thing. It's very slightly interesting, although slow, and a pain in the ass bcs no normal controls work, e.g. can't cut/paste. Ruby looks vaguely like smalltalk, or something, with crapy java-like syntax -- When will people learn that parens and functional programming are the One True Way? ... Okay, the two true ways!

Posted by: JA23 on March 20, 2006 10:38 PM
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