Subject: Re: What is a true lisper looking forward to?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 03:55:42 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>
verec <> asks:
| Now that you play Lisp like Paganini did his violin...

Hah! *That'll* be the day! ;-}  Nah, I'm just hacking away
with Lisp like a CalTrans worker with a jackhammer -- loud,
inelegant, imprecise, but very effective.

| what music are you composing...

1. Web applications [using Apache + CMUCL + PostgreSQL].

2. User-mode hardware debugging tools [mmap'ing physical
   bus addresses and then peek/poke-ing at them].

3. Misc. systems utility "scripting".

| what is there for anyone else to see,

Unfortunately, almost all of the above is being done in proprietary
contexts [though <> gives
a hint of what #1 might look like]. I've been wanting to clean up
and publish some of the above for quite a while now, but at present
there's no time to work on that. (*sigh*)

| what is it that you (wish you) will be remembered for?

Probably not very much.

But I'm not using Lisp because I'll "be remembered"; I'm using
it 'cuz *I* don't have to remember very much! [Explanation: I can
pick up Scheme or CL code I wrote six months or six years ago
and and instantly read and comprehend it, but with Perl I have
trouble remembering what code does that I wrote six weeks or
even six *days* ago! Ugh.]


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