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Actors in Common Lisp

January 3, 2008 Taking a brief look at my current project of implementing Erlang/Scala style actors in Common Lisp.

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The Subtle Joys of Generic Methods

December 11, 2008 The object system in Common Lisp has something that almost no one else does: generic methods. Also called multi-methods, these allow a flexible and safe approach to dynamically adding functionality to a class at runtime. It's monkey patching without the monkey. When I write my programming language in a few decades, these are going to be there.

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