[plt-scheme] Examples of Scheme (or Lisp) in real-world

From: Hugh Myers (hsmyers at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Mar 9 23:12:54 EST 2010

AutoLisp predates Scheme (I think) as it was a modified version of
David Betz's Lisp interpreter. Either way, fractal architecture sounds
like a cool combination of Lisp and M. C. Escher!


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at gmail.com> wrote:
> A friend of mine took advantage of the fact that AutoCad had Scheme
> and did a Master's project on fractal buildings. He did a very cool
> museum that was a rotated pyramid with the main staircase self-similar
> to the whole building.
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Hugh Myers <hsmyers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This may not be what you had in mind, but you might want a field trip
>> to the Architecture department with particular emphasis on AutoCad
>> which while not implemented in Lisp, embeds Lisp as its extension
>> language--- everything from algorithms for geometric construction to
>> menu management. An entirely practical example... I still chuckle my
>> a** of thinking about architects learning Lisp ;-)
>> --hsm
>> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>>> Ciprian,
>>> I followed upward from the URL you sent earlier, and got here:
>>> http://beta.wikiversity.org/wiki/Functional_programming_--_2009-2010_--_info.uvt.ro
>>> Are the lab materials listed here an accurate depiction of what the
>>> course is covering?
>>> And if so, is there a chance that -- and this is the point where I
>>> remind you to fasten your flak jacket -- is there a chance that the
>>> students are...bored to tears?
>>> You say that most of your students want to build *something*.  Of
>>> course most of them don't know what they want to build -- that's why
>>> they're students.  But they still represent a great starting point: a
>>> desire to DO, rather than a desire to sit back, relax, and hope that
>>> their diploma will guarantee them riches.
>>> Putting such students through this lab material...well, if I were them
>>> (and I was, one of those students who wanted to DO something), I would
>>> be in deep rebellion too.
>>> Shriram
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