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Old 05-03-2020, 11:14 PM   #151
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I use enlightenment DR16, as I am comfortable with it and have it customized for me. The windows key brings up a new term window, etc.

I use claws-mail for email. Generally use firefox as a browser.
Old 05-03-2020, 11:36 PM   #152
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elvis for editing
(plain) tex for typesetting
fff as file manager
imagemagick for graphics (converting, cropping, resizing, etc.)
lilypond for typesetting music (guitar and ukulele tablatures)
Old 05-04-2020, 01:32 AM   #153
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* cwm as window manager
* vim as editor
* chrome as browser
* mutt as email client, but I also use web ui
* xterm as terminal (hacked a little to enable 256 colors and configured to use xft/terminus)
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Old 05-04-2020, 01:36 AM   #154
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I use:
1. Xfce4 as DE.
2. Firefox as browser.
3. Emacs as editor, organizer, email client, rss reader.
4. Libreoffice as doc/spreadsheet editor/viewer.
5. mpv as media player.
6. ffmpeg as video/audio editor.
7. imagemagick and GIMP as image editors.
8. X PDF as pdf viewer.
9. djview4 as djvu viewer.
That's the main soft.
Old 05-04-2020, 03:40 AM   #155
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Sawfish for my window manager
fbpanel for panels
Firefox as a browser
Emacs for most text editing (or Zile if I'm in a terminal and need a quick edit)
urxvt for a terminal
Mutt for email
Audacious with the old XMMS-looking theme for most music
mplayer from the command line for videos
SpaceFM for those rare times I need a filemanager
Geeqie for most images (but ephoto for gifs)
Xpdf for PDF files
clisp as a desk calculator
Old 05-05-2020, 12:07 AM   #156
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Originally Posted by gnus View Post
Have you used(or seen) Lisp at work for creating any commercial thing recently?
Another appeal of lisp is that it has endured in academia... it's been in most scientific departments, because it's easy and powerful. When trying to create non-profit software, I wanted to find the most non-commercial programming language (i.e., a language that didn't commit me to making dough for someone else). I think, if I were to develop in go, I would be tacitly furthering the google platform. So it depends on what your goals are.

Lisp isn't mainstream. But it works. On IRC i've learned that many lispers take jobs for other programming languages, but use lisp's bindings to those languages, such that they are coding in lisp, and exporting to the language needed by their employer. I saw a job in a city near me for a qt widget developer on embedded handheld equipment -- I could take such a job, and do the work in whatever language is comfortable to me, so long as the qt comes out right... same for opengl... or a statistics job wielding R, etc. With common lisp, I can use lots of languages all within a familiar syntax.

I don't think it's fading. I think it's so powerful, we keep it secret. We call it "secret alien technology". But LQ is hip site. Maybe we occasionally share a few secrets here.

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Old 05-18-2020, 05:17 PM   #157
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LISP's expressive power and flexible model informs other, more modern languages as well. A friend is developing his own highly-expressive language, XCL, and he freely admits that LISP (among others) has been highly influential in its conception and development.

I was particularly impressed by how the underlying VM being explicitly a stack machine makes all manner of introspection, overloads, etc possible via the language's stack operations.
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