[Openmcl-devel] bad impressions to Lisp newbies

Terje Norderhaug terje at in-progress.com
Fri Apr 24 15:30:03 UTC 2009


On Apr 24, 2009, at 1:31 AM, Leslie P. Polzer wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:53:51AM -0600, Alexander Repenning wrote:
>> I go to the example folder and pick them randomly, really.
>
> Your criticism of the state of the demos may be valid or not (I  
> haven't
> tried them), but I think you should have prepared your demo better.
>
> Lisp communities are small and most projects often don't have enough
> man-power (and/or varied system environments exposure) to keep all
> aspects of their software in good shape, so it should become second
> nature to prepare and double-check a demo before showing it to  
> someone.

Maybe we could have some shared "official" tutorials posted, in the  
form of step-by-step instructions leading to guaranteed working demos?

-- Terje Norderhaug



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