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gazette #17: add chicken talk

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    133133== 3. Chicken Talk
    134134
     135The mailing lists have seen a lot of talk during the last few
     136weeks. David Dreisigmeyer started a few threads about problems he
     137encountered when
     138[[http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-users/2010-12/msg00158.html|compiling Chicken with LLVM's clang]]
     139and when
     140[[http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-users/2010-12/msg00164.html|trying to use SWIG for bindings]]. Felix
     141noted that SWIG is not really maintained anymore so it is probably
     142better forget about it and use
     143[[manual:Interface to external functions and variables|Chicken's FFI]]
     144directly.
     145
     146[[user:christian-kellermann|Christian Kellermann]] finally got a reply
     147by the [[http://fosdem.org/|FOSDEM]] organizers. Unfortunatley
     148[[http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-users/2010-12/msg00186.html|he had to tell us that our application for a booth got rejected this time]]. However,
     149we decided to attend FOSDEM from 5-6 February 2011 anyway, so if you
     150are interested in meeting some Chicken hackers save the date! Although
     151we didn't get a booth, Felix could manage to sneak in a lightning talk
     152about Chicken's implementation strategy (Cheney on the MTA). If that's
     153your kind of thing you should definitely stop by!
     154
     155[[http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-users/2010-12/msg00195.html|Matt Welland had some issues]]
     156with [[egg:tinyclos|tinyclos]] on Windows systems. One information may
     157be of interest for the broader Chicken public here: if you want to use
     158a classical object system in a new project you may want to choose
     159[[egg:coops|coops]] over Tiny-CLOS for it is actively worked on and
     160implemented to be very efficient
     161
     162Joe Python posted a
     163[[http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-users/2010-12/msg00213.html|Christmas wish for parallel map]],
     164i.e. a way to apply `map` in parallel. Jörg F. Wittenberger replied
     165with some code which allows offloading arbitrary thunks to
     166pthreads. Very interesting hack!
     167
     168Probably the nicest mail of the last few weeks was Nick Gasson's
     169[[http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-users/2011-01/msg00006.html|announcement of his work on a SLIME backend for Chicken]]. Check
     170out this issue's Omelette Recipes for details on how to use it.
     171
     172
    135173== 4. Omelette Recipes
    136174
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