Dr. Dobb's article about "Multitasking for CL"

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Pascal Costanza

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May 27, 2007, 6:59:26 AM5/27/07
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Hi,

This is weird: http://www.ddj.com/dept/64bit/199702507

Does anyone have an idea how this ended up there?


Pascal

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Edi Weitz

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May 27, 2007, 7:08:52 AM5/27/07
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On Sun, 27 May 2007 12:59:26 +0200, Pascal Costanza <p...@p-cos.net> wrote:

> This is weird: http://www.ddj.com/dept/64bit/199702507
>
> Does anyone have an idea how this ended up there?

No, but I recently noticed that they also re-published a very old PG
article:

http://www.ddj.com/dept/architect/199204122

Maybe they have a "the good old times" column or something like that
in their magazine where they re-run ancient stuff. Of course, we'd
all rather see articles about /current/ usage of CL and not something
that makes it look as if the language hasn't changed in the last
twenty years. Oh well...

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Rainer Joswig

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May 27, 2007, 7:16:58 AM5/27/07
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In article <5bt6kfF...@mid.individual.net>,
Pascal Costanza <p...@p-cos.net> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> This is weird: http://www.ddj.com/dept/64bit/199702507
>
> Does anyone have an idea how this ended up there?
>
>
> Pascal

Gold Hill's Golden Common Lisp? Wow, that's so
many years ago.

Dr. Dobbs seems to reprint very old Lisp articles. But
I guess that is only online? Not in the printed journal?
Lately there was also a very old article by Paul Graham
about GUI programming in Common Lisp.

http://www.ddj.com/dept/architect/199204122

From AI Expert 1988.

Kind of weird to republish old articles that
are disconnected with time and space.
Maybe they are mining Lisp stuff,
but they don't have newer articles? There
has been published a lot in the past
which can be copied^h^h^h^h^h^h learn from.

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Pascal Costanza

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May 27, 2007, 10:06:06 AM5/27/07
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Rainer Joswig wrote:

> Dr. Dobbs seems to reprint very old Lisp articles. But
> I guess that is only online? Not in the printed journal?

Maybe some of our more talented writers should simply offer them new
articles...

philip....@gmail.com

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May 27, 2007, 12:27:26 PM5/27/07
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On May 27, 3:06 pm, Pascal Costanza <p...@p-cos.net> wrote:
> Rainer Joswig wrote:
> > Dr. Dobbs seems to reprint very old Lisp articles. But
> Maybe some of our more talented writers should simply offer them new
> articles...

ContextL would be ideal material for DDJ IMHO...

Phil
http://phil.nullable.eu/


Pascal Costanza

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May 27, 2007, 1:03:54 PM5/27/07
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philip....@gmail.com wrote:
> On May 27, 3:06 pm, Pascal Costanza <p...@p-cos.net> wrote:
>> Rainer Joswig wrote:
>>> Dr. Dobbs seems to reprint very old Lisp articles. But
>> Maybe some of our more talented writers should simply offer them new
>> articles...
>
> ContextL would be ideal material for DDJ IMHO...

I have never read DDJ, so I don't know what kind of writing style they
are looking for. But if anyone wants to take this challenge, they would
definitely have my support.

dr.d...@gmail.com

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May 27, 2007, 10:44:25 PM5/27/07
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I'm Jon Erickson, editor of Dr. Dobb's Journal (www.ddj.com). I'm
responsible for posting the article 'Multitasking for Common LISP' on
the www.ddj.com web site. The reason I did so is that, while it is
admittedly an old article from AI Expert, it is still interesting,
particularly in terms of the design decisions that went into building
the interpreter. To the best of my knowledge, there is no other online
version of the article and I thought it would be of interest to
readers. We routinely get requests from readers for classic articles
that are 15-20 years old, particularly when algorithms or design
issues are involved. Just because an article is old doesn't mean it
isn't interesting, although I admit it is often less relevant.

I hope to continue publishing articles that are not available online
as long as people find them useful and interesting. Dr. Dobb's is
currently responsible for the archives of a number of excellent
publications which are no longer in print -- AI Expert, C/C++ Users
Journal, BYTE, The Perl Journal, and Computer Language, among others
-- all of which published interesting and important articles over the
years.

Are we interested in more current articles involving LISP? You bet. If
someone has an article idea, I'd welcome the opportunity to hear from
them.

Thanks for your time, and please let me know if you have any
questions.

Regards,
Jon Erickson
jeri...@ddj.com

Pascal Costanza

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May 28, 2007, 6:11:19 AM5/28/07
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Thanks a lot for the clarification, this is very useful information.
Your openness towards non-mainstream technology is very laudable, and I
fully agree that old articles can nonetheless be highly informative and
interesting.

It may be helpful, though, to clearly mark such articles as
republications and mention their original publication date. This would
make it easier for readers to judge what their relevance is. I don't
think this would make such articles less attractive - to the contrary,
experienced software developers know that 'old' ideas can be very
beneficial for current and future problems, if adapted appropriately to
the current needs and requirements.

I am looking forward to more articles about Lisp. There are certainly
interesting stories about recent developments in the Lisp world, both in
commercial and open-source settings.

Cheers,
Pascal

Jon Harrop

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Jun 8, 2007, 6:17:24 AM6/8/07
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Pascal Costanza wrote:
> I am looking forward to more articles about Lisp. There are certainly
> interesting stories about recent developments in the Lisp world, both in
> commercial and open-source settings.

Does anyone have any references to articles published elsewhere along these
lines?

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