[toronto-lisp] September minutes
vishvajitsingh at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 07:49:31 UTC 2011
Thanks for the Alan Kay talk. I just finished watching it.
I was surprised by it, as I expected a programming talk and received
what was more like a tour of his mind. Then, when I thought that's all
it would be, he pulled it all together to explain the concept of
domain-specific languages in such a way that I feel I never truly
understood them before.
Lots of ideas there that I'm glad to have churning around in my mind now.
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Paul Tarvydas
<tarvydas at visualframeworksinc.com> wrote:
> Date: Sept. 7, 2011
> Location: Linux Caffe
> Attending: Leo, Ali, Paul
> Leo showed his "discuss"-like comment server called clomments. He put it together in a few hours using sbcl, hunchentoot, clsql, etc.
> Paul showed his progress on a simple LW multi-core Erlang-like kernel, state machine macros and the ants-in-ether collision detection example.
> Discussed parallel ray tracing vs. par. collision detection. Clojure solution vs. ether solution. And multi-core (shared memory) vs. distributed solutions.
> Discussed Alan Kay's (Viewpoints Research Institute) Programming and Scaling lecture http://tele-task.de/archive/video/flash/14029/ , wherein he mentions putting code on a T-shirt and that most beautiful piece of code he's seen wsa McCarthy's lisp-in-lisp. Kay also mentions Meta II. Discussed Henry Bakers Meta II paper and smeta2.
> stumpwm (cl window manager) written by Canadian Shawn Betts
> mozex and conqueror for external program control of firefox
> web stack: ediware,clpdf,cltypesetting,clpng,clsvg,skippy,parenscrip+jquery
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