There’s yet another Lisp blogger on the scene: Benjamin Meyer. Interestingly enough, he quit Seible’s Practical Common Lisp at just about the same point that I did and he then moved to another text so that he could get exercises to practice on. After reading his first entry where he points out that “developers are no longer reading through books, but just reading what they need online when they need it, but not picking up books that give full overviews,” I was kinda hoping to see him stick to PCL all the way through…. I’m probably a horrible example of the kind of never-finishing-a-book-all-the-way-through thing: I’ve gotten only half way through each of half a dozen Lisp books, myself.
Starting a blog to make public notes on your progress as you attempt to master Lisp is not a new thing. I got stuck with the pseudonym “lispy” because this guy at a “Java School” had already taken the domain name that I wanted. Ah well. That particular blogger only lasted a mere two months before fading into the sunset. His final post included some original code for solving a programming problem and resulted in some helpful comments from Zach Beane.