Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lisp in Small Pieces

Amazon.ca was having an unexpected sale on Lisp in Small Pieces, one of the best books on implementing lisp. For about a day it was selling better than Harry Potter. Hmm. I'm implementing lisp, and I could always use a new book. My copy will arrive in two to four weeks. Until that time, CarbonLisp is going on vacation. In the meantime, I'll work on and blog about other projects.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Roadblocks and Dynamic Coding

What's happened since my last posting?
  • Google's identified this blog as a potential spam-blog and locked me out. I've gotten it unlocked. I guess i need to post more often.
  • I've gotten most of the framework code for the DLR finished. Nothing exciting, and I'm sure it's bug-ridden, but it's a start.
  • I've started on the lisp reader, and I realized I don't know what I'm doing. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, and all that. Part of the problem is that I'm really doing exploratory programming, but in a static language. I'm not a big static language fan, anyway. I'm considering doing a toy implementation of lisp in Python to get started and to figure out what I'm doing.
I know, I know. That last point is just crazy talk. Of course, this whole blog has turned into the ramblings of a madman, anyway, so why the hell not get some traction by doing some exploratory programming in Python, then moving back to C#.