Franz Tech Corner News: New macros anticipate Symmetric Multiprocessing

The Franz Tech Corner, July 15, 2009

In this issue:

1. New macros anticipate Symmetric Multiprocessing
2. SFBay Lispniks meeting at Franz in Oakland, July 19th
3. Franz's open source projects are hosted on github.com
4. RIP, Erik Naggum
5. European Common Lisp Meeting, Hamburg, September 12/13, 2009
6. Training Schedule

1. New macros anticipate Symmetric Multiprocessing

Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) is a new feature in the upcomping
Allegro CL release 9.0. Code that works correctly in the current
non-SMP Lisp may fail in an SMP Lisp. Code that depends on the
object-locking side effect of preventing interrupts in a non-SMP Lisp
must be modified to avoid incorrect results. While no modifications
are required until Allegro CL 9.0, we recommend that users start
making these modifications now. A patch just released for Allegro CL
8.1 implements new macros suitable for an SMP Lisp.

For full details:
http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/#smp071409

2. SFBay Lispniks meeting at Franz in Oakland, July 19th

San Francisco Bay Area Lispniks meeting at Franz in Oakland, July 19th
at 6:00 PM. Amit Rathore will give an introduction to Clojure, and
Peter Seibel will talk about the interviews from his new book Coders
at Work.

For more information and to join:
http://www.meetup.com/balisp/

3. Franz's open source projects are hosted on github.com

Franz Inc. has published select bodies of Franz-developed code under
an Open Source license. We believe this will help teach Common Lisp
programmers to write better applications, demonstrate the uses of
Common Lisp to non-Common Lisp programmers, and give something to the
community that has supported us over the years.

Find it here:
http://github.com/franzinc

4. RIP, Erik Naggum

Zach Beane has compiled links to a large number of Erik's posts that
show a small part of Erik's contributions to knowledge. Thanks Zach,
we'll all miss Erik.

http://xach.livejournal.com/221433.html

5. European Common Lisp Meeting, Hamburg, September 12-13, 2009

Arthur Lemmens and Edi Weitz are proud to announce the European Common
Lisp Meeting 2009. The meeting will consist of a Sunday full of talks
on September 13, 2009, with optional dinners on Saturday and Sunday
evening.

For more information:
http://weitz.de/eclm2009/

6. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions in 2009:

- Basic, October 7, 14, and 21
- Intermediate, September 9, 16, and 23

Ask us about previously recorded programs that are available if you
are unable to attend the live course.

http://franz.com/services/classes

Make the most of your Allegro CL application by utilizing our
consulting services,

http://franz.com/services/consulting/

Lisp Jobs - http://lispjobs.wordpress.com/

For more information about other Franz products and services, please
contact your product application manager or email sales@franz.com.

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