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Studyflow (NL/Amsterdam) is looking for Clojure talent.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

At Studyflow we’re looking for a Clojure programmer who wants to join the team.

We’ll be at the Amsterdam Clojure Meetup if you want to talk to us. Or contact us via the links above.

Emacs CVS HEAD (finally) has anti-aliased fonts

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

The emacs-unicode-2 branch has been merged into the main branch. This means really good looking fonts for everyone on X11.

Get it now:


cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/sources/emacs co

cd emacs

./configure --with-xpm --with-tiff --with-jpeg --with-png --with-freetype --with-xft --with-rsvg --with-gtk --enable-font-backend

make bootstrap

make

sudo make install

There’s no gui interface to select these fonts. I just put the following entry in my .Xresources:

Emacs*font: Monospace-10

Replace “Monospace-10″ with whatever font you like.

Arc is released

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

As one or two of my readers may know, Arc is a project by Paul Graham to produce a new Lisp/Scheme dialect for the future. Up till now details about it have been very sparse, but today the first version was released.

From the notes:

Arc embodies just about every form of political incorrectness possible in a programming language. It doesn’t have strong typing, or even type declarations; it uses overlays on hash tables instead of conventional objects; its macros are unhygienic; it doesn’t distinguish between falsity and the empty list, or between form and content in web pages; it doesn’t have modules or any predefined form of encapsulation except closures; it doesn’t support any character sets except ascii. Such things may have their uses, but there’s also a place for a language that skips them, just as there is a place in architecture for markers as well as laser printers.

Sounds like a combo of JavaScript and Common Lisp to me, though I’m slightly disappointed about the (current) use of ASCII as the only charset.

When I’ve played with it a bit I may post more.

Get it here!

Update: here’s a tutorial

Joost.