It took a bunch of coast to coast flights and some weekends and I'm still not happy, but this is as done as it's ever gonna be: 10 kilowords on how and why you can and should learn Common Lisp:

@sjl If you ever feel inclined, a thing that would be incalculably helpful is “here’s how to go from Literally Nothing to a CL program that uses a library to parse CLI options and do anything at all with them.”

I feel mostly okay with the actual language, but have never once figured out how to correctly use QuickLisp or produce a thing I can call from a shell.

@sjl just wanna say i really enjoyed this writing and now i want to learn common lisp, being a clojure and racket/scheme fan already! long-lasting libraries and code sounds so nice!

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