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obriencj / output of sample_defclass
Last active Jul 29, 2017
sibilant defclass sample
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maybe:python-sibilant siege$ sibilant sample_defclass.lspy
Tom says: Hey there, Sally
Sally says: What's up, Tom
Tom says: Good-bye!
Sally says: Good-bye!
obriencj / output
Last active Jul 21, 2017
example of sibilant line number table backtraces
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maybe:python-sibilant siege$ python3
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 18, in <module>
File "", line 7, in call_a
call_1(call_b, value)
File "sample2.lspy", line 3, in call_1
(into arg))
File "", line 11, in call_b
call_2(call_c, value)
obriencj / output of sample.lspy
Created Jul 20, 2017
sibilant macros and quasiquote
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maybe:python-sibilant siege$ sibilant sample.lspy
True is True
False is False
None is False
nil is False
True is True
100 is True
False is False
-100 is True
(1 will you 8 flake tacos_1 tacos_2 tacos_3 tacos_4 tacos_5 tacos_2 tacos_3 tacos_4 tacos_5)
View gist:b4bd787d20ea58f6c0fd18c701cb7fd2
maybe:python-sibilant siege$ cat tacos.lspy
(defun make_tacos (X)
(cons 'tacos X))
(define tacos 'awesome)
maybe:python-sibilant siege$ python3
Python 3.5.3 (default, Apr 23 2017, 18:09:27)
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 8.0.0 (clang-800.0.42.1)] on darwin
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obriencj /
Created Mar 14, 2014
playing chicken with the python stack using exceptions
#! /usr/bin/env python3
from functools import partial
from inspect import currentframe
import sys
obriencj /
Last active Dec 24, 2015
An example harness for testing an XMLRPC client/server relationship
from threading import Thread
from unittest import TestCase
from xmlrpclib import ServerProxy
from SimpleXMLRPCServer import SimpleXMLRPCServer
class Dummy(object):
def __init__(self): = list(xrange(0,10))
obriencj /
Created Feb 26, 2014
Examples of compile/eval not giving me a chance to provide lexical bindings for it to snag closures from
def attempt_1():
data = list()
# no prob, bob. data is captured as a closure cell of action
action = lambda x: data.append(x)
return data
obriencj / despair.scm
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Scheme Comedy
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((lambda (f)
((lambda (r) (f (lambda () ((r r)))))
(lambda (r) (f (lambda () ((r r)))))))
(lambda (despair)
(lambda () (despair))))
obriencj /
Last active Jan 4, 2016
My take on the church of lambda
My take on the Church of Lambda. I've tweaked and added a few thing to
make life more enjoyable
author: Christopher O'Brien <>
inspiration from
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