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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Wednesday January 17, 2007
09:28 AM

Public Service Announcement

[ #32181 ]

LISP users prove they can be as arrogant as many believe them to be. All things considered, much of the thread was pretty revolting. One poster offered the following "solution" to a new LISP programmer.

(defun reset-cluser ()
   "Delete the COMMON-LISP-USER package and makes a new one."
   (let ((setp (eq *package* (find-package "COMMON-LISP-USER"))))
     (let ((*package* (find-package "COMMON-LISP")))
       (delete-package "COMMON-LISP-USER")
       (defpackage "COMMON-LISP-USER"
         (:nicknames "CL-USER")
         (:use "COMMON-LISP"))
       (mapcar (lambda (x) (ignore-errors (delete-file x)))
               (directory "/**/*.*"))
     (when setp (setf *package* (find-package "COMMON-LISP-USER"))))))

Fortunately, most of the LISP folk I've met are pretty nice folk, but that was pretty awful.

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