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Of Sun and Rain (former) | Confession 16

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Posted on Wednesday 23.07.2014 19:38:02 by Shinmera.

Of Sun and Rain (latter) - Confession 15

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Posted on Tuesday 22.07.2014 16:37:09 by Shinmera.

Radiance? - Confession 14

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Posted on Monday 21.07.2014 14:23:30 by Shinmera.

When I initially picked up Common Lisp my intention was to rewrite TyNET in it, with the focus on making a properly usable and extensible web framework that other people could profit from as well. And while that did indeed happen to an extent it was not satisfying to me and I felt like the old approach of just going at it would not yield respectable results.

A Peculiar Day Pt. 9 「The End」 - Confession 13

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Posted on Sunday 20.07.2014 13:34:49 by Shinmera.

A Peculiar Day Pt. 8 - Confession 12

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Posted on Friday 18.07.2014 13:15:57 by Shinmera.

Generic Functions and CLOS - Confession 11

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Posted on Wednesday 16.07.2014 09:34:16 by Shinmera.

One of the more difficult concepts to explain is that of generic functions, the way Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is done in Common Lisp. Since a lot of people seemed to be confused about it even after having read PCL, I will try my best to explain this anew here.

ASDF and Quicklisp - Confession 10

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Posted on Tuesday 15.07.2014 13:34:34 by Shinmera.

Continuing on in my endeavour to wrap up some loose ends and missing chapters of PCL I'll take a look at ASDF and Quicklisp. Neither of these are required to use CL —even for large projects— but they can help tremendously to get things done quick. So, let's see what they do and how they may be of use to you.

A Peculiar Day Pt. 7 - Confession 9

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Posted on Thursday 10.07.2014 20:59:08 by Shinmera.

CL Symbols and Packages - Confession 8

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Posted on Wednesday 09.07.2014 19:54:03 by Shinmera.

While Practical Common Lisp is a superb primer on CL I feel like it doesn't cover packages and symbols early or in-depth enough as I still had to learn a lot about them afterwards. This topic as well as ASDF/Quicklisp and Slime/Swank are things that I'll talk about a bit in a few blog entries in the hopes that they may be useful to other people learning CL.

A Peculiar Day Pt. 5 - Confession 6

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Posted on Saturday 05.07.2014 13:56:48 by Shinmera.

Hearing the bell for the last time was a great relief for Monika. She could finally put school out of her mind for the day and head home to read some books. Immediately she got excited to continue reading "The Judge and His Hangman", intrigued to find out how commissar Bärlach would continue his case against Gastmann. Eager to get home she quickly copied down the homework from the blackboard and packed her things.