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Chicago Ruby Hack Night - Let's make a Lisp

Come on out and hack!

We'll pair up to work on writing a Lisp in Ruby.  My colleague, Mark Grant, has written a set of RSpec tests for the basic Lisp statements and we'll use them to guide our programming.  This will give you not only some practice with Ruby but also with test-driven development (with the tests already written for you) and a look at Lisp syntax.

All Rubyists are welcome, including beginners. Bring your laptop with Ruby installed.

Enova International, our hosts, will provide food and drink.

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  • Andrew L.

    I found the program a bit difficult developing a problem I know nothing about in such a small time space.

    February 14, 2014

    • Tim M.

      Turing acceptable? You mean Turing complete? It certainly is that. Having if, def, and defn make it close enough. Would be good to have quote too, but oh well.

      February 14, 2014

    • Stu G

      no I meant acceptable. Not even an implementation of mocklisp which would constitute as /close enough/.

      February 14, 2014

  • Joshua C.

    Whats the github url?

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic idea for a hacking session. Like Alan Kay said, Lisp is the Maxwell equations of software... http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/lisp-as-the-maxwells-equations-of-software/

    February 12, 2014

    • Stu G

      It is a good one. For those interested in security here is the famous turing award paper on the infamous Thompson Hack: http://www.ece.cmu.ed...­

      February 12, 2014

  • Derrick C.

    Unfortunately, I'm of town this week. Catch you guys and gals next time!

    February 11, 2014

  • Stu G

    Can't make it but wouldn't mind seeing the rspec. Wheres the link?

    February 10, 2014

  • Katarzyna S.

    Unfortunately my schedule overlaps :-(

    February 3, 2014

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