"Functional Programming is old. Ancient. Like right after FORTRAN. But it’s the future. Trust me, I’m named after the dude who knew about Jesus 700 years early. Seriously, it’s not going to take 700 years for FP to go mainstream. Some would argue that it already is. Python, Ruby, and others have adopted a number of FP features.Read more »
"... thought I would throw this out there as I have spent some time recently getting this working. I had used the stumpwm binary built with the configure && make dance, but it does not run swank in the background so the fabulous facility of running slime-connect and hacking the live window manager was not available. That and having read about clbuild I wanted to get it working.Read more »
"I think I may have fallen in love. It's obvious from my work with Carrot that I bought into the Lispish way of doing things long ago, but the decision to write Blackring using it has... well [...] This is what I've been doing for most of the past 24 hours, and I've found some amazing things..."Read more »
– ## In this issue
* Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix
* Play Ogg!
* Pizza Party for friends of the FSF in San Francisco
* Portland associate membership meeting recap
* Give Apple the iPhone Challenge
* Help defeat Microsoft's OOXML format!
* Atheros releases free software wireless driver
* Yahoo Music -- the bad dream of DRM continues
* GNU spotlight with Karl Berry
"Common Lisp is a high-level, general-purpose, object-oriented, dynamic, functional programming language. CLISP is a Common Lisp implementation by Bruno Haible, then of Karlsruhe University, and Michael Stoll, then of Munich University, both in Germany. It implements the language described in the ANSI Common Lisp standard with many extensions..."Read more »
"Programming AI using standard programming languages, e.g., C/C++ or Java is not a good idea. It's too general purpose language. I'm considering to select between (Common) Lisp ..." -- Cool, but it's better on GNU systems ;-)Read more »
"ANSI Common Lisp is a high-level, general-purpose programming language. GNU CLISP is a Common Lisp implementation by Bruno Haible of Karlsruhe University and Michael Stoll of Munich University, both in Germany. It mostly supports the Lisp described in the ANSI Common Lisp standard..."Read more »