Posts tagged programming
I’ve written two pattern matchers for Common Lisp:
dsm, is a
case-style construct which can match
destructuring-bind-style lambda lists with a couple of extensions;
spam, the simple pattern matcher, does not bind variables but lets you match based on assertions about, for instance, the contents of lists.
spam strive to be simple and correct.
Yet another description of macroexpansion in Common Lisp. There is nothing particuarly new here and it partly duplicates some previous articles: I just wanted to rescue the text.
Here’s a simple example of dealing with a naturally circular function definition.
Common Lisp is, I think, a remarkably pleasant language, despite what some people like to say. Here are two small deficiencies, both of which are understandable in terms of the history of CL, and both of which ultimately hurt naïve programmers working in CL.