Sunday, December 18, 2005


New Year's Resolution

Regular backups.
Also, thank Apple for putting 'terminal' on the install disk.
Thank you. That is all.

Thursday, December 08, 2005


Portable Allegroserve as a de facto standard?

The "Ruby as an acceptable Lisp" and Reddit discussions (I don't really need to supply links, do I?) brought back to the surface a question I ask myself often.

It's true that Common Lisp doesn't have multithreading or network clients in the standard, and people want that, but what's wrong with Portable Allegroserve? The acl-compat component has those covered (if the underlying implementation has support) for Allegro, LispWorks, CMUCL, SBCL, OpenMCL, SCL, Corman, CLisp. It appears to be used a lot, and has decent documentation.

Why not just use that and move on to the next problem? Is there something horrible about Portable Allegroserve I should know about?

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