On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 09:54:01AM -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
> Josef Wolf wrote:
>> I am new to clisp and are trying to get my feet wet.
> Are you new to CL too or just to the CLISP implementation?
Please assume I am new to both.
I've read Paul Graham's "ANSI common lisp" and Peter Seibel's "Practical
Common Lisp" a couple of years ago. I also started to read SICP, but due
to lack of time, I did not get very far.
I've even written a sudoku-solver in CL about two years ago. It solved all
the "easy" and "hard" sudokus I threw at it, but it failed on some "devil"
sudokus. and I never found the time to analyze the cause of the failure.
Forgot most of everything in the meantime.
Anyhow, I still don't have the feeling that I've "got it". OK, the sudoku
code works, but it is not exactly what I would call "elegant".
AFAIR Paul Graham said: it needs a real non-trivial project if you want to
learn a new language. My sudoku-solver was not a real project. It took only
a couple of evenings, and was kicked in the trash-bin after that. That's
not exactly a "real non-trivial" project.
>> (specifically, how to install asdf-install)
> Well, you need to ask the asdf-install maintainers about that.
> Chances are, you need to compile the file(s) and add their location to
> *load-paths* or load them from your ~/.clisprc.
Well, I'm trying to follow the steps described in
but it did not work as described. But before bothering the list, I thought
I'd search the archives and the docs for similar problems.
>> My first attempt was to search through the mailing list archive.
>> But I can not figure how to search the archives on
>> There is only one entry for search keywords, and this searches for
>> sourceforge projects instead of the mailing list. Any hints?
> Out homepage http://clisp.cons.org/ has search windows for clisp mailing
> lists (both SF archives and gmain) as well as the clisp implementation
Ah, thanks for the hint! But how can I see a complete topic thread?
>> Then, I'd try to search through the http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/
>> but this is split into lots of small documents. Anybody knows where
>> to find this information as a single html page, so it can be searched
>> and/or read offline?
> Our homepage links to the clisp implementation notes both as a single page
> ("CLISP Implementation Notes" points to
> http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes.html) and as many pages ("[TOC]" points to
Thanks for the pointer! Please, would it be possible to mention this fine
distinction in the FAQ?