Wayback Popularity March 28th, 2011
Patrick Stein

Wow. A post that I made in February of 2009 just hit Hacker News yesterday and this one from June of 2009 either hit as well or came along for the ride. Suddenly, I have 3655 hits on a two year old articles. Wacky.

CL-FFT v1.4.2011.03.24 released March 24th, 2011
Patrick Stein

Elliott Johnson provided me with some patches for my CL-FFT library so that it will work with Allegro modern mode (mlisp).

Thank you!

Tutorial: Introduction to Conditions and Restarts March 18th, 2011
Patrick Stein

Today was the first time that I really kicked the tires on Common Lisp’s conditions and restarts. I thought that I’d share some of the experience as a sort of mini-tutorial. This tutorial assumes some minimal experience hitting the debugger from the REPL and some comfort with CLOS.

Lisp: Conditions and Restarts from Patrick Stein on Vimeo.

Screencast tutorial on basic conditions and restarts in Common Lisp.

Here is the source code generated during this tutorial.

USerial Library — v0.3.2011.03.05 March 4th, 2011
Patrick Stein

I have released a new version of my serialization library. I hope no one has dug in too far on using it yet because I rearranged the interface a fair bit in this release. To accommodate more complex serializers and unserializers as well as supporting a with-buffer macro, the buffer is no longer the first argument to the serialize and unserialize methods. Now, it is a &key argument to the serialize and unserialize generics. Further, the serialize and unserialize generics also &allow-other-keys.

In an intervening and unannounced release, I added serializers for slots and accessors.

In this release, I have also really fleshed out the documentation and examples.

For instructions on obtaining and using the USerial library, please refer to the USerial library web page.

Edit: This had been v0.3.2011.03.04, but I made a minor update to add MIT License and correct a few glitches in the docs. Now, it’s v0.3.2011.03.05.