- the questions actually are frequently-asked, as distinct from "were frequently asked twenty years ago" or "good questions that we wish were frequently-asked": anybody transplanting large chunks of the old c.l.l faq will be glared at.
- an unordered FAQ is a lousy reference document (linear access time), so should be kept short.
- answers likewise should be brief. If a answer grows to more than 2-3 paragraphs, consider whether it can be made into its own page where it can be referenced directly from other parts of the site and elsewhere on the web.
- Questions of the form "Where can I get a free implementation of Lisp" or "Who else is using Lisp" are perhaps not usefully answered here as anyone who's found this list on the web site can just as easily find the Implementation or Industry Applications page. If the list eventually starts appearing out of context (e.g. posted to Usenet), this principle may be reviewed.
- Q: Is there a Lisp FAQ?
- In addition to this one (still very much under construction), there are at least two other:
- Q: Why is my program so slow?
Are you using sensible algorithms and data structures? A vector may be a better choice than a list if random access is required, for example.
Have you compiled it? Profiled it?
Advice on optimization may be found somewhere.
- Q: Why doesn't this code work?
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