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An anonymous user wrote
on February 28th, 2008 at 02:40 am

What I do with Lisp

I work for a tiny billing company and maintain some Lisp which automates the billing process. I use Clisp 2.33 (I think) on MS Windows 2000 and pretty much nothing else. I shell out to external programs a lot during the process (oracle, command line c++ programs, curl, etc). It seems like I should write more lisp so as to remove the requirement to shell out to an external program, but those other programs are used periodically outside of the billing cycle. So, it just hasn't made business sense to tackle those issues. It's a fun project and the code is extremely resilient to change. Features can be added easily. It has been running for the past couple of years and was written when I was first learning lisp, so it's not the best lisp, but still works! woot! At some point, I'd like to do some major refactoring to clean up the code as well as upgrade to a newer version of Clisp.

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