From: John K. Hinsdale <hin@al...> - 2005-01-24 16:15:30
> I've been hearing a lot about Lisp lately, and I'd like to give it a
> Almost every day I'm faced with moving data from let's say ldap to sql
> or vice versa, parsing few files and generating some meaningful output.
LDAP <-> "SQL" is a good example, as CLISP does have built-in modules
(which in turn access 3rd party libraries) for those two things
By "SQL" I assume you mean a relation DBMS of some ttype. CLISP has
easy access to Postgres and Oracle. I have written substantial Oracle
apps w/ it.
For parsing files CLISP has yet another library "pcre" (perl
compatible regex's) which should be on par w/ perl.
> Few other, bigger things are billing software (all writtn in perl),
> threaded tcp servers, XMLRPC, ...
This sounds like a lot to re-write at once. I'd suggest picking a small
project and seeing it through from start to finish!
> I'd like to try writing this thingies in Clisp. Is this even sane
> to do?
definitely. One thing that is way easier w/ Lisp is debugging.
John Hinsdale, Alma Mater Software, Inc., Tarrytown, NY 10591-3710 USA
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