2020-08-28 13:06:19 UTC
My question is whether common lisp is still ... alive ...
Are people still using CL? I know SBCL is getting updates, my heroes, I sleep better knowing SBCL is there :-)
I thought the CL21 effort (https://github.com/cl21/cl21) looked interesting, but it's been 6 years since it had its last update.
Is there some other place CL people are chatting these days, like a slack or IRC channel? Because there seems to be very little activity in this group except for certain spammers. Not zero activity, just not ... much ... activity.
I've been enjoying Clojure, but there are days I sure miss mutable structures, CLOS, and a compiler that actually complains (at compile time) when invalid keywords are specified. That said, I have grown fond of vector, set, and hashtable syntax in clojure (which is why I was looking at CL21).
Anyway, pointers to CL community activity would be welcome.