Subject: Re: How to get a wider audience for CL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 31 Aug 2002 04:48:14 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Paolo Amoroso
| Are there any particular projects worth working on, or ideas worth thinking
| about and experimenting with?

  Several years ago, I started to write glue code to talk to Unix from CMUCL
  and then from Allegro CL, and called it clunix.  (The people who have taken
  all the domain names have indeed been true to the intended pronunciation --
  clue-nix.)  Basically what the Perl, Python, or Ruby people have been doing,
  but with palatable syntax and abstraction traditions.

  As for the primary similarity between Unix and Common Lisp, an interactive
  environment where you can define functions and run them in a shell, I keep
  wondering why nobody have thought of Common Lisp for the shell.  `scsh´ is
  not a bad idea, but whatever elegance Scheme has appears to have drowned, as
  it so often does when Scheme is exposed to the real world, like `guile´.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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