Will I be able to follow the examples in Land of Lisp using Dr Racket?

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Gail Foad

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Apr 8, 2020, 6:39:26 AM4/8/20
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I'm new to Lisp and really want to use Land of Lisp to learn it. Will I be able to follow the examples using Dr Racket?

Conrad Barski

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Apr 8, 2020, 10:49:35 AM4/8/20
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Hi Gail, I would instead get the book "realm of racket" which is a modified version of "land of lisp" designed for racket.

best of luck!

-Conrad

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I'm new to Lisp and really want to use Land of Lisp to learn it. Will I be able to follow the examples using Dr Racket?

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Craig Faas

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Apr 8, 2020, 11:07:40 AM4/8/20
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I would say so yes. You just need to include the type of LISP you are using. The Racket website will help you set that up. 

You can also load SBCL into emacs. 

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 4:39 AM Gail Foad <gailb...@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm new to Lisp and really want to use Land of Lisp to learn it. Will I be able to follow the examples using Dr Racket?

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Gail Foad

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Apr 8, 2020, 12:19:28 PM4/8/20
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hi Conrad,

I've fallen for the images in 'Land of Lisp', so really want to use that book! What's the best way of running Lisp on Windows?  (I might have to get a Linux VM, but it would be so nice to just use my laptop.)

Gail


Conrad Barski

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Apr 8, 2020, 12:25:52 PM4/8/20
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I think you can run clisp or sbcl natively... Myself I would probably use WSL in windows and then use sbcl.

Gail Foad

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Apr 9, 2020, 3:37:11 AM4/9/20
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Thank you - I installed Debian on Windows and used nano to copy guess.lisp and wizards_game.lisp and got them running using clisp. I've ordered your book. Am really excited as my colleague told me that lisp is the Latin of Programming Languages :)

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