Monday, February 21

CL-Ncurses

I was playing with this at the weekend. And it's a nice solution for whipping up testbeds for simulations that can get away with a simple text interface. The trouble is it needs a bit of work, and the maintainer has dissapeared...

I'd really like to submit a patch but there doesn't seem to be any point. I wish there was some kind of policy on common-lisp.net for dealing with such orphaned projects. The same as with sourceforge, I guess.

2 comments:

Mario S. Mommer said...

If you have an idea for a decent policy, I would be glad to hear about it. It is a pitty that a library you want to use and improve is out of your reach.

John Connors said...

I could always just fork the thing, I suppose, or ask permission to fork of the c.l.net maintainers..it's not that bad, it's just slightly a incomplete implementation and doesn't export all it's symbols. It's still very useful though..