[Openmcl-devel] Obfuscated Lisp contest anyone? (Seriously)

Adlai C munchking at gmail.com
Sun May 7 01:01:55 PDT 2023

On 4/15/23, Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 15, 2023, at 7:38 AM, Tim McNerney <mc at media.mit.edu> wrote:
>> Hmm… Is it crazy to contemplate launching an obfuscated Lisp contest?
> Here is my entry:
> ((λ f ((λ g (g g)) (λ (h x) ((f (h h)) x))))
>  [...]

Is part of the competition figuring out the definition of the lambda
syntactic sugar? It's not necessarily the simplest imaginable
definition, due to possible ambiguity in the handling of the list

I think in general, due to the complexity and diversity of CL, such
competitions could be divided by theme, where one main competition
allows anything, with a separate category for entries specifically
focused on the [ab]use of one specific technique, whether readtables,
local functions, macros from hell, etc. Ideally such competitions
eventually produce good examples for educating future students.

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