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PicoLisp

1 2020-10-16 07:50

hi all,

PicoLisp power user here, AMA.

2 2020-10-16 07:57

>>1
What functions do you consider most powerful in PicoLisp?

3 2020-10-16 08:05

>>2

No particular list. :)

4 2020-10-16 08:05

>>2

No particular list. :)

5 2020-10-16 08:10

>>3,4
Amazing. I assume all of them are equally powerful.
How many lambdas have you computed today?

6 2020-10-16 08:20

>>5

this list of tasks I've implemented in october:
https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Pseudorandom_Number_Generator_Image#PicoLisp
https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Geohash#PicoLisp
https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Pseudo-random_numbers/Splitmix64#PicoLisp
https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Days_between_dates#PicoLisp
https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Esthetic_numbers#PicoLisp
https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Pseudorandom_Number_Generator_Image#PicoLisp
https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Pathological_floating_point_problems#PicoLisp

Last task is the most interesting.

7 2020-10-16 08:51

I've never really bothered to engage with PicoLisp, what standing does it have in the overall family and what are it's peculiarities?

8 2020-10-16 09:12

>>7

Everything is working, no known issues.
Copy-paste from README:

PicoLisp is very different from any other Lisp dialect. This is partly due to the above design principles, and partly due to its long development history since 1984.
9 2020-10-19 21:30

>>1
Do you have any neat examples of PicoLisp using Fexprs or persistent storage?

10 2020-10-21 22:45 *

Here's a fun exercise. All LISPs named after divisional metric prefixes.

decilisp - Does not exist
centilisp - Does not exist
millilisp - Abandoned
microlisp - AVR/ARM only. No hardware access. http://www.ulisp.com
nanolisp - Abandoned
picolisp - https://picolisp.com
femtolisp - Abandoned
attolisp - Abandoned
zepto - Abandoned
yocto - Abandoned

11 2020-10-21 22:56 *

>>10
No lisp is ever abandoned in my heart.

12 2020-10-22 18:32

>>10 also, Kilo Lisp https://www.t3x.org/klisp/index.html

13 2020-10-23 00:39

Same guy just wrote lisp from nothing.

14 2020-10-23 10:18 *

>>13
Only God can create something out of nothing.

15 2020-10-23 20:22 *

>>14
God can extract an element from the empty set?

16 2020-10-24 03:56 *

And on nth day he said 'Let there be #f'; and it was so. Beholding what he had created, saw that it was indeed very very good.

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