Log in

No account? Create an account

The Rob Warnock Lisp Usenet Archive

I've been reading and enjoying comp.lang.lisp for over 10 years. I find it important to ignore the noise and seek out material from authors that clearly have something interesting and informative to say.

Rob Warnock has posted neat stuff for many years, both in comp.lang.lisp and comp.lang.scheme. After creating the Erik Naggum archive, Rob was next on my list of authors to archive. It took me a few years, but here it is: the Rob Warnock Lisp Usenet archive. It has 3,265 articles from comp.lang.lisp and comp.lang.scheme from 1995 to 2009, indexed and searchable. I hope it helps you find as many useful articles as I have over the years.

Here are a few articles I've saved and shared over the years:
There are many, many more, but I hope this gets you interested in finding some on your own Enjoy!

(In case you're curious, I used a library called usenet-legend to create the archive and make it searchable. I also have some unreleased code that provides a thin layer of web interface on top of usenet-legend.)



why separate archives?

Zach, it is great that you did this, but I don't understand why you are creating a separate archive for each person. Wouldn't it make sense to archive c.l.l and c.l.s, and then offer an index by names, possibly highlighting prominent lispers?

Re: why separate archives?

Possibly, but the software I made does not scale to that volume of articles.

Msg id link?


I'd enjoyed and still enjoying Naggum archive.

I like this new one, but I'm missing the link on the message id, which was giving me a chance to check the context if I did'nt get something

again thanks for the effort.

Edited at 2013-02-05 03:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Msg id link?

I'll try to add those in sometime. It's a bit of a pain, because google throttles the access I need to gather the info.
I guess that getting the older Scheme articles might have been hard. Can you share some generalizable experience of it? Personally, I'm interested in Erik's articles in other newsgroups too, such as comp.text.sgml. And thank you so much for publishing the Lisp archive of his; his thought was most needed.
Wasn't too hard, I just used the dump provided by Erann Gat.

Google Groups still has those articles, they're just hard to find and hard to read when you do find them.