> The code is an interesting exercise in itself:
> The HTML entry function 'tractatus' consists mainly of a read-macro
> which parses the embedded plaintext block into a '<menu>' structure,
> with the hierarchy based on the individual indentation levels.
This is really neat! It's great to see a more "substantial" use of a
read-macro in the wild. And I'm impressed (though not surprised) by
how concise the code is :)
> To have it all together in a single source, the CSS "file" is in fact
> the function 'tractatus.css', as well as the source download link
> 'tractatus.l' (despite their names).
It didn't occur to me that we could use the "!<lisp-function>" syntax
as you did to generate css. Would something like this work as well, to
temporarily overide definitions in CSS files?
(html NIL "My Page" (list *Css "!my-css-tweaks") NIL
I don't know if that would actually be useful, just thinking aloud.
> I suspect that the text is not complete yet, and probably neither
> error-free nor particularly consistent. Let me know what you think
> should be added or changed.
Looks pretty good to me. More links could be added, especially for
the DB/Pilog/App Framework. Maybe some links to examples for
'Equivalence of Code and Data' too, and how it makes the language
more expressive in practice?
I also enjoyed the suspense generated by having to click through the
Thanks for sharing!