Fare Rideau
Fare Rideau, a Person officially named François-René Rideau Ðặng-Vũ Bân, is a pseudo-random hacker and a dreamer. I'm as much (and as little) of a philosopher as a computer programmer, as you can guess by reading my home page or my blog.

I've written a few Common Lisp hacks that you may find useful, most of which are in quicklisp.

  • Basic build infrastructure
  • General purpose libraries:
    • lisp-interface-library, a data structure library in Interface Passing Style.
    • fare-utils, a collection of small lisp utilities to make life easier.
    • fare-memoization, a memoization library that actually has a sensible design (unlike all the other ones)
    • fare-mop, a few trivial CLOS utilities that use the MOP.
  • Integration with the Unix command-line:
    • cl-launch, an easy-to-use infrastructure to make your Lisp software runnable from the command line.
    • command-line-arguments, to parse arguments in command line scripts.
    • inferior-shell, a library on top of uiop to more nicely invoke external programs from Common Lisp.
    • lisp-invocation, a library to invoke Lisp implementations as external programs.
  • Various ASDF extensions:
  • Document preparation:
    • exscribe, my replacement for Manuel Serrano's Scribe and Skribe.
  • Syntactic extensions:
    • scribble, a reader extension for Skribe-like syntax or Scribble-like syntax (racket at-syntax), used by exscribe.
    • fare-quasiquote, a portable implementation of quasiquote that you can use with a pattern-matcher, i.e. optima.
    • lambda-reader, a portable way to use λ instead of LAMBDA in your code.
    • reader-interception to replace the Lisp Reader with your own when evaluating forms or compiling files.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • fare-csv, a small Text utility to import CSV files.
    • lisp-stripper, a utility to count lines of actual CL code in CL, excluding comments, docstrings and multiline strings.
    • quux-hunchentoot, thread pooling for hunchentoot using lparallel.
    • rpm, simple support for RPM packages from CL.
    • single-threaded-ccl, a library to dump single-threaded images of Clozure CL, so you can use fork(2).
    • workout-timer, a trivial workout timer
  • Obsolete bits include:
    • xcvb, a build system that failed to displace asdf, but provides a determinism and parallelism. Not quite superseded by asdf 3.
    • fare-matcher, a ML-style pattern-matcher that is extensible in a Lisp2 way. Now superseded by optima.
    • philip-jose, a "farmer" to manage distributed computations.
    • a md5 hash function library.
    • an incomplete but hackable skeletal RTF processor.
    • CTO, an old CLiki installation from before Cliki 2.

Note that my former CVS site is out of date, and will be phased out. I now use git (previously monotone). I haven't yet setup a web access to my repository, but more of my software is available on common-lisp.net or github.

My main project is not exactly Lisp, and even less CL, though I'll be possibly be using CL to bootstrap it: it's TUNES.

Lisp-related posts on my blog can now be found with the tag "lisp". They notably include, in newer-to-older order:

Trivia: Faré takes an "é" and is pronounced "Fah-ree".

To contact me, send feed back, etc., see my contact page.