Practical Lisp 2008

A little more than three years ago there was a thread in comp.lang.lisp about what people were working on in Common Lisp. I found the replies, some summarized here, quite inspirational; they were from people doing practical stuff (even Real Work) with Common Lisp, beyond things like going through Project Euler or doing exercises from SICP. (Not that those aren't fine things to do, but.)

Let's update this. What are you using Common Lisp for in 2008? What are you using to do it? I'll start:

I mostly use Common Lisp to make graphics toys at Wigflip.com. To that end I'm always looking for new ways to produce or consume graphics-related things. For example, I'm adding support for processing OpenType fonts to ZPB-TTF and making a hybrid of Skippy and Vecto to produce simple vector-oriented animations. I'd also like to add APNG support to ZPNG.

I primarily use SBCL on Linux, x86 and x86-64, with Emacs and SLIME. For deploying all my website stuff I use Edi-ware extensively: Hunchentoot, HTML-TEMPLATE, and CL-WHO. I use CLSQL for a few things too. For graphics work, I use mostly my own libraries.

How about you? Leave a comment and let me know.

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(Anonymous)

CAPI and error correction

For most of 2007, I worked for ITA, but I quit in November. In December, I wrote a couple of error correction algorithms (Reed-Solomon, BCH, etc.) which are supposed to become a part of a large simulation platform done in LispWorks. Right now, I'm porting a graphics-intensive MCL application to Windows using LispWorks and its CAPI. The latter project will be finished in a few days and incidentally I'm looking for the next one, so if you have interesting Lisp work, let me know... :)

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