[toronto-lisp] plans for Lisp in 2011

Rudolf Olah omouse at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 05:39:12 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-01-02 at 00:31 -0500, Vish Singh wrote:
> Happy new year. I've started thinking about Lisp projects I could work
> on this year, since I feel like I didn't do enough real Lisp hacking
> in 2010.
> I'd like to write a distributed backup system in Clojure. It's a
> simple idea: create a distributed filesystem using the free hard drive
> space in people's PCs. 

You'll want to check out the Freenet and GNUnet projects. They're p2p
networks and have handled the problem of distributed fairness.

> I'd like to write this in Clojure as I like the language, and being on
> the JVM makes it easy for the client app to run on Windows, Mac, and
> Linux. This project "scratches my own itch", as I've always disliked
> setting up and maintaining backups in multiple locations for my own
> data. People have thought of similar ideas before, for example:
> http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/course/18-842-nwalia/ ... but I don't see
> that any such service has become popular.
> What would folks like to use Lisp for in 2011?

I just want to start using more Emacs-Lisp and Guile heh.

Rudolf Olah <omouse at gmail.com>
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