I gave a talk on Ruby’s Enumerators at the DC Ruby Users Group in August. I’ve posted my slides from the presentation, if you’re interested. Basically, I discovered that enumerators make lazy evaluation easy to implement in Ruby, and applying lazy techniques with enumerators may yield more efficient and elegant code.
On the Clojure Google group there’s been a good discussion about lazy sequences and streams. The exchange goes to some of the fundamentals of the language, but if I have a decent grip on the issues, it sounds as though Mark Engelberg is concerned about the inefficiency of caching the results of evaluating n elements […]
The DC Clojure Study Group is digging into Clojure. One of our members, Luke VanderHart, contributed a program that parses a text file to build a Markov Chain generator: it will produce an arbitrarily long text that should mimic the style of the file you gave it by basing its output on the proximity of […]
Many people approaching a new language, particularly a new Lisp, often explore the new language by attempting to implement examples and exercises from canonical Lisp texts. Paul Graham’s On Lisp, Peter Siebel’s Practical Common Lisp, and Abelson and Sussman’s SICP are ususal suspects. I’m not going to attempt any large-scale “translation” of SICP into Clojure, […]