Back in 2007 Peter Norvig shared a simple spelling corrector (last updated in 2016); I thought that I’d share my translation into Lisp, with some comments. Norvig’s original article explains the actual algorithm he’s using; I’ll focus on stuff specific to my own version.
I’m definitely not a Lisp wizard (although I’ve been using it for many years), so it’s entirely possible that I’ve messed one thing or another up — I’m glad to receive corrections or comments.Read more →
Paragon Initiative Enterprises wrote a nice blog entry on how to generate secure random numbers in various languages awhile back. They did leave out Common Lisp, but it’s easy to do there, too:Read more →