Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And now for a moment of self-congratulations

save-excursion (

I wrote my first Lisp code today! It was defun ()!

Hurrah! I am now only, what, a half-century behind the cutting edge!

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(h/t: Steve Yegge. [Added2: and for one part in particular, Brandon Kuczenski via CMS at Stackoverflow])

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[Added] Related: RMS: "My Lisp Experiences and the Development of GNU Emacs." For fans and students only, probably.

2 comments:

Alastair said...

Congratulations! Emacs lisp is not the easiest language there is, but it's strangely rewarding.

And here are a bunch of close parens; you'll need 'em.

)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

(an old joke, I know...)

Brendan said...

LOL! No, I've heard Emacs paren jokes before, but not that one.

Actually, given that Emacs has been flashing back and forth on pairs of parens since I first started* using it, I've never understood why people make this complaint.

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* Since the days when "Eight Megabytes And Constantly Swapping" was a backronym with teeth, I mean.

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