8 Jan 2004 cmm   » (Journeyer)

cactus: I'm not sure where do you see any "vehemence", really.  though I'm prone to get peeved about equating type safety with compile-time type safety. :)

compile-time type safety is pretty irrelevant to Lisp, being really a concept from the batch-language world, where the compilers routinely deny your programs the knoledge they have about them.  I'd say compile-time type safety is important where types themselves are predominantly a compile-time concept.  moreover, the term "compile time" is itself less useful in Lisp than it may seem.

anyway, I hope the snippet I gave was helpful.

Latest blog entries     Older blog entries

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!