Archive for the ‘Lisp’ Category

Compiling Clojure Code with Leiningen

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

First of all, I would like to push a little for Programming Clojure by Stuart Halloway. It’s fantastic if you have prior experience with the Java ecosystem or a LISP, it might be a bit over your head if you don’t have either. Luckily I’m coming from PicoLisp so I’m OK, I just need to get up to speed with the Java.... Read More

A list of web applications built with LISP

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The following list is compiled from the replies I got on the LISP reddit and other stuff I’ve found here and there. I suppose the aim of this list is to show that LISP is a language that can be used for web development too. Sometimes I get the impression that LISP has been stereotyped as something that belongs in some university AI lab and not really suited for something as mundane as web development. However as can be seen here, that’s just not true.... Read More

How to write a big app in an obscure Lisp dialect

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Wow, were do I start. To begin with VizReader is the application in question. It’s a pretty weird thing but I love it. I get a small whiff of the same feeling I had when I was a kid and played Dragon’s Breath on the Amiga. Dragon’s Breath was both a weird and wonderful game at the same time and it makes me proud that I have managed to create something that gives me a little bit of that feeling.... Read More

On PicoLisp’s Wikipedia woes and the process of promoting a language

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

It seems we’re having some problems with Wikipedia when it comes to creating a entry for PicoLisp there.... Read More

The ugliest LISP in the world

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

There’s been a lot of discussion on whether Python, Ruby or insert your favorite dynamic language, is a good lisp.... Read More

Pico Lisp to JSON with JavaScript

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

On many occasions it’s preferable to convert PicoLisp on the client side instead of on the server, here’s an attempt.... Read More

Factorials, permutations and recursion in Pico Lisp

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Currently I’m simulating trading strategies on historical stock data. Yes I know according to Nassim this is complete bullshit but I might beg to differ. At least I feel the need to determine if it’s bullshit on my own than just take his word for it :) ... Read More

My BarCamp Phuket presentation – Prolog as a dating aid

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

This Saturday I had a small presentation. It wasn’t really well prepared so I’ll try and make up for it here instead.... Read More

Pilog solve and the +Aux relation

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I just set out to duplicate the Doctrine for dummies example, but this time for real, with a real OODB system, not some silly ORM :) Thanks goes to Alex for helping me out with the queries.... Read More

jQuery and Pico Lisp

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The heart of the problem with making work with the PicoLisp server is simple once found (thanks to Alex for helping me find it). Apache seems to use the Content-Length header to determine the length of the argument sent by XMLHttpRequest.send(), the Pico server doesn’t bother with determining the the length. It looks for a newline at the end instead.... Read More