November 09, 2006
Steve McQueen's 1953 998cc Vincent Black Shadow
The Common Lisp Document Repository is up to three documents; I'm pleasantly surprised that they made it this far.
CDR 3: “Revisiting CONCATENATE-SEQUENCE”, Christophe Rhodes
CDR 2: “A generic hash table interface specification for Common Lisp”, Ingvar Mattsson
Posted by jjwiseman at November 09, 2006 08:47 PM
At least part of the motivation behind writing and submitting CDR 3 is to see if anyone notices it, so thanks, John. The subscribers list for the CDR mailing lists isn't huge, and (from a brief visual inspection) didn't include very many implementors, so if Lisp implementations are going to develop based on new ideas in the CDR, at least some of the impetus is going to have to come from users.
A fine picture of a great motorcycle. Also take a look at the Brough Superior, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brough_Superior. The "Rolls-Royce" of motorcycles.
The Vincent and Brough Superior were great marks of a completely different time of small companies populated by master craftsmen and engineers dedicated to exceptional quality and performance. Although, like many of us who work for the smaller software engineering and design firms, a time that we can appreciate.