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Re: CL Modules Source Code Any

>To:     info-mcl
>From:   Steve Mitchell
>Date:   5/21/92
>Sub:    CL Modules Source Code Anyone?
>[ Rainer Joswig  <joswig@informatik.uni-hamburg.de> writes: ]
>> some time ago I bought the following book:
>> Mark Watson - Common Lisp Modules
>> Artificial Intelligence in the Era of Neural Networks and Chaos Theory
>> The examples were done using MCL.
>I can't really agree. If I remember, there are 2 ONEOF's in the
>book (MCL version 1.x only) and nothing else that is MCL-specific.

I haven't said that it is MCL-specific. But the examples were *done* using
MCL 1.x. A port to MCL 2.0 is trivial. Mainly one has to change the
graphics functions he defined.

>> Although I do like the book and how the author presents the
>> topics, I do have mixed feelings. I don't like the source code.
>I don't like it at all. I didn't buy the book, and until I've
>gone totally thru Norvig (for which I do have the source code)

Well, Norvig's source code ... It is a collection of lisp code evolving as
developes his examples. To get a really running example, one has to edit
the code. This code wasn't developed using MCL. He used some
properties of his common lisp :-( (e.g. order of elements in result lists
from some functions, ...). So one has to port the examples (Sometimes
this is not trivial.).

>I wouldn't consider it, and by then I'm sure I'd consider it

This book has a totally different purpose. I wouldn't want to compare
it with a book like the one from Norvig. The book from Mark Watson is
a small one with many examples and has a different audience (IMHO).
If you like you're Norvig, that's fine. I like the book from Norvig too.

Rainer Joswig