Random bits of post-LSM notes, many inconsequential
Sat, 10 Jul 2004 23:39:30 +0000
Random bits of post-LSM notes, many inconsequential.
- The weather was alternately bright warm sunshine and torrential rain. The alternation was on a period of two hours or so: at least, it was quite rare that the ground actually dried out
- That notwithstanding, I think I've got at least the basics of T-stopping by dragging the right foot, and of 180 degree anticlockwise spins. (Previously I've only been a ble to do left foot and/or clockwise, so it's nice to be moving back towards symmetry)
- There is a brand-new tram system in Bordeaux which runs out as
far as the University. On
athe good day, at least. On all the other days, getting into town involved a bus replacement service for at least part of the journey. Still, apparently it was only launched a week ago, so this is probably all just teething trouble.
- The food was pretty excellent
- Rough order of events :
Tuesday: formal presentations
Wednesday: de facto standards process discussion, and debate about how to produce a CL Emacs
Thursday: lightning presentations
Friday: impromptu GPG keysigning session, creation and CVS upload of Portable Hemlock to common-lisp.net
I have some thoughts about Protocol-Oriented Programming (one of the topics touched on in the formal presentation on Tuesday) and Smalltalk (the other people in our track on Tuesday), which will wait for another diary entry. There's also much more to say about the protostandards stuff, which is waiting on the others involved to reply to their email, and about lightning presentations, but Christophe Rhodes is collating that not me.
Oh, yeah. And I have an (entirely untested) first cut at a BORDEAUX-MP implementation for SBCL, which will shortly be committed to CVS