On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 03:33:09PM +0100, martin@... wrote:
> William Harold Newman wrote:
> > On my trip I even made a joke about how it would be nice if the elves
> > debugged my program for me. I was actually thinking about my
> > Go-playing program at the time, but even if modern elves are
> > Open-Source-only, it's still very nice. (In English we have a fairy
> > tale about a shoemaker who finds that elves do work for him while he's
> > sleeping. I don't know whether this is native English or translated
> > from the Brothers Grimm or what. Anyway, I've often wished for a visit
> > from programmer's elves.)
> Yes, as long as the elves are motivated enough, all should be fine. ;)
At this point, all you get is heartfelt thanks from me and a nicer
Lisp system to play with. But
(1) Maybe eventually the community will get bigger. (Then you get
heartfelt thanks from other people too.:-) One of the cleanups
I've thought of for when 0.6.x is stable enough to be called
a stable branch would be to package it as an RPM, which might
make the system a little more accessible. (Porting to Windows
would probably help even more, of course, but it's a lot more
work, and as a free Unix guy, I'm insufficiently motivated.)
(2) For other kinds of motivation for related work, check out the
want ad for CMU CL hackers on cmucl-imp@.... I did a little
work for these GoTo.com people early this year (back when that
part of the company was still Cadabra.com), and I can testify
that (a) it seemed to be a good place to work, and a good
group to work with, and (b) they understand that SBCL hackers
can do CMU CL hacking.
> Well, actually we have a similar "shoemaker" story in German, too.
> The "Elves" are something like little dwarves, "heinzelmaennchen",
To me, elves, dwarves, fairies, whatever. (I got a degree in Biology
at one point, but they didn't teach us much about mythological
> Anyway, I've sent out some additional patches.
> All this turned up when I was looking at logical pathnames.
> I have almost finished my logical-pathname stuff patch, but I'll do
> some tests first.
OK, thank you.
William Harold Newman <william.newman@...>
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