Programming challenge: wildcard exclusion in cartesian products
me at privacy.net
Wed Mar 22 15:16:36 CET 2006
Mark Carter wrote:
> At the risk of being labelled a troll
One thing I just discovered, and by which I mean *really* discovered ...
is that Lisp is an interactive environment. I am working on trying to
verify the contents of disks. I noticed that the input formats are
slightly wrong, and needed correction. In fact, there's a whole host of
jiggery pokery that I need to do in order to massage and build up
everything the way it needs to be.
A programmers mindset is usually geared towards "writing applications".
What I'm currently doing in Lisp is building up functions as I need
them. Using emacs, I can just C-x C-e to make my functions "live", and
when it's time to stop for the day, save my working image so that I can
use it the next day.
It seems to me that only Forth or Scheme really matches this capability.
Ruby and Python come kinda close - they do have a REPL, but it's kinda
clunky to try to create functions on the fly, plus of course they don't
support the idea of an image.
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