June 21, 2003
Catching Up Pt. 2

You knew that wasn't two full months worth of comp.lang.lisp posts, right?

Nikodemus Siivola (again) pointed to a lisp-informed article on kuro5hin about C++ templates.

I never heard of Bookfix, but Edi Weitz noticed they're publishing David Lamkins' book, Successful Lisp. (In the pipeline there's also Peter Seibel's book, with the working title Practical Common Lisp. And maybe more.)

Gilbert Baumann made the first usenet posting ever from a McCLIM-using app. “I use a news reader called 'Hermes' which was appearently written by Peter Clitherow in the years 1988 til 1992 supposed to run under CLIM-1 and Genera.”

screenshot of hermes usenet client

Bill Clementson posted a summary of the 3rd Denver area lisp users group meeting:

We saw demos of a number of different simulations that they had created with the tool including a mud-slide simulation, a soccer simulation (potential RoboCup entry??), a bridge stress test simulation, a game of life simulation, a pac man simulation and a virus simulation. In addition, they gave us an early peek at an upcoming 3d OpenGL version of the product (written using the latest version of MCL for OSX). The 3d simulations included a bus tracking application that is being done for Boulder's RTD service (with PDA's providing information on bus locations to commuters and the server display overlaying 3d buses on a map of Boulder) and a distributed human being simulation (with PDA's controlling different characteristics of a human's anatomy) - this one was a lot of fun!

(Greg Menke reported from Washington DC, and Peter Seibel from the Bay area.)

Miles Egan announced his pure-lisp xml parser, Xmls 0.1:

Xmls is a small, simple, non-validating xml parser for Common Lisp. It's designed to be a self-contained, easily embedded parser that recognizes a useful subset of the XML spec. It provides a simple mapping from xml to lisp s-expressions and back.

Nick Levine announced the International Lisp Conference 2003 programming contest. “Prizes may be awarded in the following categories: ... best use of really obscure lisp features”. You have until September 27.

Alain Picard made available [post unavailable via google for some reason] a lisp interface to SQLite. “This code was written and tested on LW4.3 beta on Mac OS X 10.2, with SQLite 2.8.0.”

Posted by jjwiseman at June 21, 2003 03:47 PM

And of course the obligatory "can someone write an open source lisp os for me please?" thread resurfaced.

Posted by: on June 22, 2003 06:40 AM
Post a comment

Email Address:


Unless you answer this question, your comment will be classified as spam and will not be posted.
(I'll give you a hint: the answer is “lisp”.)


Remember info?