I’ve recently been writing some Emacs Lisp code to do some massaging of files. Quite apart from having forgotten how primitive elisp is, I hadn’t realised before how hostile dynamic scope was for macros in particular.
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A recent article in The Economist talks about a plausible attack on the financial system: If financial systems were hacked: Joker in the pack. I liked this article, although I think it was a little naïve in two ways.
Lots of people, even famous Lisp hackers, like to claim that ‘Python can be seen as a dialect of Lisp with “traditional” syntax’.
Being famous does not make them right.
I wanted to see if I could write a mildly complicated macro in Racket without becoming too confused. I can, although I am not sure it is terribly idiomatic.
Or: why password strength checkers are useless.
Three approaches to solving problems on computers.
Fog computing is like cloud computing except that no-one can see what you are doing.
Do not eat the free lunch: it has probably been poisoned.
When I first used Lisp, the common refrain was that Lisp was dead.
The second part of my notes on writing macros in Racket.