Posts tagged computer

Macros in Racket, part one

:: computer, lisp

I’ve written in Lisp for a long time, but I’ve never used a hygienic macro system in any way other than the most simple. Here are some initial notes on my experiences learning Racket’s macro system.

The cult of programming

:: computer, lisp

Programming is not meant to be easy and it’s important to make sure that it is as cryptic as possible otherwise people other than cult members might be able to understand it. Of course, you also need to make sure it’s pure, because otherwise cult members will laughingly throw you into a pit full of spikes and the rotting remains of other heretics.

Rerooting Frog

:: computer

Frog wants to create blogs which hang directly under /. I want mine to live under a subdirectory, and to have all its data living under that directory. I’ve made some changes to Frog to support that. As of 20150702 these changes have been merged to the main frog repo: you no longer need to refer to mine, which is obsolete.