Rudi Araújo rudi.araujo at gmail.com
Wed May 13 09:43:48 UTC 2020


Used CL professionally from 2008 to 2017, now working mostly with Java and
a little bit of Perl (yes, Perl as in Perl).

Transitioning to Perl was hard, but after about a year I grew to have some
respect for it. Moose is actually a pretty developer friendly OO framework,
and it reminds me in many aspects of CLOS. Now Java... That has been a hard
transition. Even with all the niceties they've been introducing since Java
8 (the Streams API for example), it's just a pain in the neck. Testing for
example can be extremely painful, especially when working with legacy code
with lots of anti-patterns (mocking and stubbing is a nightmare in some
cases). And even with all the improvements to the language, it still
encourages a great deal of verbosity.

Anyway, I still hang on to Emacs and use Emacs Lisp occasionally for
throwaway scripts. I do miss CL though. I wish there were more CL jobs
going around.


On Wed, 13 May 2020, 08:40 Adrien Piérard, <axioplase at gmail.com> wrote:

> Since everyone is doing it, I'll join the fray!
> Haven't used a Lisp professionally in forever. I did Scheme from undergrad
> to grad school (with Dr Scheme and then Gambit), I used SISC to work on a
> major retail website around 2006, and as far as Common Lisp is concerned, I
> worked with Allegro CL in 2008 to do NLP in for English and Japanese. I
> still fire up SBCL/quicklisp for hobby projects.
> Cheers,
> P!
> On Sun, 10 May 2020 at 11:18, Nick Levine <nick at nicklevine.org> wrote:
>> Hi Alexandre.
>> We process text (in bulk), mostly news but from other sources also, and
>> we extract meaning from it. The more sophisticated this becomes, the
>> greater our need to pull each sentence apart and see how it really ticks.
>> “Parts of speech“ is an important stepping stone; “computational
>> linguistics” is the broader study.
>> - nick
>> https://www.ravenpack.com/careers/computational-linguist
>> https://www.ravenpack.com/careers/common-lisp-developer
>> On 10 May 2020, at 13:35, Alexandre Rademaker <arademaker at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Hi Nick,
>> Can you tell more about it?
>> RavenPack implementing computational linguistics (mainly) in Allegro.
>> Alexandre
>> Sent from my iPhone
> --
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