Search found 245 matches

by Ryon
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: newLISP-Machine hardware implementation
Replies: 10
Views: 4321

Back when Forth was hot, there were several hardware implementations of the Forth machine by Chuck Moore and others. I remember one of the Forth journals (JFAR, or Asilomar, I think) had a Forth-in-hardware article by a guy named Klaxon Suralis that was a crackup. I've been looking for that one for ...
by Ryon
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: newLISP newS
Topic: The newLISP Fan Club has a Wiki!
Replies: 19
Views: 8309

I set up the nLFC Wiki so that our Members could share code and information that might tend to be lost in a discussion thread. We had an initial flurry of activity, then a trickle, then just about nothing. Even the spammers seemed to lose interest. I have a support role here, and I'll do my best to ...
by Ryon
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Lisp is no longer vegetarian.
Replies: 5
Views: 2909

What exactly are you trying to tell us, Majorinc?
by Ryon
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Anybody know a good low-cost webhost?
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

Anybody know a good low-cost webhost?

Dreamhost.com has just cheesed me of for the last time. ALH.net and the newLISP Fan Club are looking for a new web host. I've seen cniweb.net, slicehost, hostmonster, Wholesale Internet, and webhostingunleashed.com suggested here on another thread. Do you Fans have any more suggestions? This is goin...
by Ryon
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Unless
Replies: 22
Views: 7120

Maybe we could implement a small subset of female logic in newLISP.

Instead of true/false, we could have "fine", as in "that's just fine", which is always more negative than a mere false. Conditionals could be based on "honey, do I look x" and feature a rich set of return values.
by Ryon
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: newLISP newS
Topic: Release newLISP v 9.4.0
Replies: 16
Views: 4704

A compatibility chart is also an excellent idea as a promotional tool. Users could graphically see what can be done with their machines, click on the newLISP Manual and Reference, then think "Gee, is it really that easy?"
by Ryon
Fri May 30, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Off topic: What web hosting do you like/recommend?
Replies: 23
Views: 10470

Actually, I DID run an early version of a newLISP server on Dreamhost a couple of years ago, and it worked just fine. The problem is that they do not allow persistent processes, and will nuke anything running for more than a few hours. Maybe you could do it as a cron job, if you don't need it 24/7. ...
by Ryon
Fri May 30, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Off topic: What web hosting do you like/recommend?
Replies: 23
Views: 10470

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by root access. Most web hosts will give you a shell, but full root priveleges would allow you to play around with all the other accounts hosted on your box, and you certainly wouldn't want them mucking around with yours! Ditto for loading your own OS. You'd h...
by Ryon
Fri May 02, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Meta-question about html character entities in posts
Replies: 2
Views: 2116

Do you mean on this forum? It's running phpBB software. You can find all sorts of things about it at their support page http://www.phpbb.com/support/.
by Ryon
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: offtopic: Do you feel watched?
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

I would expect proportionally more objects to be in an equitorial orbit, but his report says, and the illustrations show, "(t)he spatial density of objects increases at high latitudes."

Interesting.
by Ryon
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: newLISP newS
Topic: newlisp.org will be down for some time
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

nearlyfreespeech.net is a budget web host with an interesting business plan. See https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/ for information on their "actual usage" payment schedule. They are losing money while they are down, unlike 99% of the other web hosts which do not have this incentive to provide reliab...
by Ryon
Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: uses of NL - tar indexing
Replies: 15
Views: 7926

The top of stack is treated as a test for the if else then loop, which interestingly is the logic of this definition. gcd then calls itself recursively until it drops out of the loop. The rest is simply stack handling. Also interesting is that the commenting takes more ink than the definition itself...
by Ryon
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: uses of NL - tar indexing
Replies: 15
Views: 7926

Reva seems to be a compiled Forth, which means it's no longer an interactive language. Some of the of the nicest features of Forth, and NewLISP, come from their interactivity. Code can be translated into C or assembly for speed after the program is stable. The elegance of both languages help to make...
by Ryon
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: uses of NL - tar indexing
Replies: 15
Views: 7926

I'm in favor of the RPN 'water glass fill drink' syntax of Forth, which like Lisp, also deals elegantly with intermediate results, yet doesn't require Lots of Irritating Silly Parenthises.

Not relevant in a newLISP discussion, but I like to mention it anyway.
by Ryon
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Calling newLISP from C
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

The "semicolon-space" issue reported above is a quirk in the PHP software used by the newLISP Fan Club, and possibly also in the syntax of the C language whichAllows.multiple(elements);ToBeEntered_without(delimiting,spaces).

It is NOT a fault in newLISP itself.
by Ryon
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Forum message lines not wrapping
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

I use Opera on my XP, and haven't noticed any problems with word-wrapping. Try changing the Board Style under the Profile tab, and see if that helps.

There haven't been any recent changes to the structure of the nLFC site. Is this something that has changed recently?
by Ryon
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Offtopic: just 4 fun
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

How can we take it seriously if it doesn't have zombo.com?

:-)
by Ryon
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Article about newlisp ;-)
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

pauldee.org is up. You just have to give it a couple of minutes to load Java.
by Ryon
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: A 3D Text Editor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3537

I think a 3-D viewer would be a great idea! And it needen't replace those Lots of Irritating and Silly Parentheses that the abstract thinkers seem to appreciate; it would just be an alternate, pictorial vision of the same thing. Think chemical formula vs. molecular model. One of the biggest hurdles ...
by Ryon
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Counting chars in a string
Replies: 14
Views: 4291

I tried to post it here but the formatting got all mixed up. Does this look right? Some wrapping, but readable? #include <stdio.h> #include <memory.h> int cnts[128]; int * count_characters(char * str, int length) { int i; memset((void *)cnts, 0, 128 * sizeof(int)); for(i = 0; i < length; i++) cnts[...
by Ryon
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: newLISP newS
Topic: Articles disappearing from the newLISP Wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Good heads-up, m35, but can the Spider of Death truly be infamous if I've never heard of it? Probably so! I see a few de-linked articles in the Wiki's Index. The ones I've looked at did not have their pages password protected. It should be easy to re-list them on the Home page, and add a [protected:...
by Ryon
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: newLISP newS
Topic: Articles disappearing from the newLISP Wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

I was able to repost your article from the backup. There was no password on the file, so I am supposing that your article was erased by the same Forces of Evil that post the trash messages in the Comment section of the Home page. Articles posted to the newLISP Fan Club Wiki do not expire, and they a...
by Ryon
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: newLISP newS
Topic: Articles disappearing from the newLISP Wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Articles disappearing from the newLISP Wiki

cormullion reports that some articles have disappeared from the Http://alh.net/newlisp/wiki/ site. I think it's because they were not password protected. The easy way to do this is to always place a [protected:psilwen] at bottom of your Wiki postings. If your article is missing from the Wiki, please...
by Ryon
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Bitmaps in SDL...
Replies: 10
Views: 4049

Code: Select all

...my additions to the newlisp wiki seem to get lost occasionally... yesterday's addition appears to have disappeared today.
Sorry! I'll look into it right away.
---
by Ryon
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Anything else we might add?
Topic: Bitmaps in SDL...
Replies: 10
Views: 4049

It's nice to see pjot's SDL.lsp getting more recognition (and see his GTK-server and GL4newLISP too!).

Has anyone used the SDL sound features under newLISP? I want to tackle some of this after I get back from vacation.