CL-UTILITIES Collection ======================= On Cliki.net <http://www.cliki.net/Common%20Lisp%20Utilities>, there is a collection of Common Lisp Utilities, things that everybody writes since they're not part of the official standard. There are some very useful things there; the only problems are that they aren't implemented as well as you'd like (some aren't implemented at all) and they aren't conveniently packaged and maintained. It takes quite a bit of work to carefully implement utilities for common use, commented and documented, with error checking placed everywhere some dumb user might make a mistake. The CLRFI process <http://clrfi.alu.org/> is a lot better thought out, and will probably produce better standards than informal discussion on a Wiki, but it has one problem: at the time of this writing, it's not doing anything yet. Until the CLRFI process gets going, I think that a high-quality collection of the informal standards on Cliki is a valuable thing to have. It's here, and it's called cl-utilities. The home page is <http://common-lisp.net/project/cl-utilities/>. Documentation ------------- Right now, documentation is at <http://www.cliki.net/Common%20Lisp%20Utilities>. There are a few differences, though: * The READ-DELIMITED function takes :start and :end keyword args. * A WITH-GENSYMS function is provided for compatibility. * COPY-ARRAY is not called SHALLOW-COPY-ARRAY. * The ONCE-ONLY macro is included. Installation ------------ To install cl-utilities, you'll need to do one of two things: * Download cl-utilities into a place where asdf can find it, then load it via asdf. You will also need to get the split-sequence package, which cl-utilities depends on. -or- * Use asdf-install: (asdf-install:install :cl-utilities) Feedback -------- The current maintainer is Peter Scott. If you have questions, bugs, comments, or contributions, please send them to the cl-utilities-devel mailing list, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. License ------- The code in cl-utilities is in the public domain. Do whatever you want with it.