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<lloda>how can I tell emacs that #2() or generally #...() is a single s-expr for C-M-SPC purposes
***Raimondii is now known as Raimondi
<civodul>hi there!
<civodul>dustyweb: you've seen ?
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<dustyweb>civodul: I did see it... in fact I had started writing up a similar plan to Pyramid before it was announced called "Smarm"
<dustyweb>but it was never finished
<dustyweb>civodul: basically the idea was to take Rees' w7 scheme and restrict it in space/time deterministically
<dustyweb>civodul: I dunno if you've read up on the attacks on Etherium contracts
<dustyweb>poor language hygeine!
<dustyweb>they never would have happened in an ocap environment
<cmaloney>Please let me know: which Earth am I on? I thought I was on M1 but I'm starting to wonder
<civodul>dustyweb: yeah i remember you were looking into smart contracts in Scheme
<cmaloney>dustyweb: I just read through that article and now I'm even more afraid of our future.
<cmaloney>I mean, JavaScript-based global virtual machine currency?
<cmaloney>It's like someone said "name three things that keep security folks up at night" and they rattled off "JavaScript, trusted computing on other folks machines, and monetary-incentivised attacks".
<cmaloney>and then made an ICO
<rain1>haha i love the way tyou described thaht cmaloney
<dustyweb>heh :)
<dustyweb>cmaloney: well, depending on how javascript is done
<dustyweb>it could be reasonably safe
<dustyweb>there's a branch of javascript that *is* ocap-safe
<dustyweb>and Mark Miller's new startup is going to do smart contracts with a restricted, ocap-secure version of js
<dustyweb>if there's anyone I trust to do things secure
<dustyweb>it's Mark Miller
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<OrangeShark>hello everyone
<cmaloney>dustyweb: Right. But is that version of JavaScript going to be merged back into ECMAScript
<cmaloney>or is everyone else going to have to learn that lesson the hard way? :)
<cmaloney>ACTION add to his watchlist
<amz3>hi OrangeShark
<amz3>OrangeShark: I got an idea what do with my neon project
<amz3>OrangeShark: Actually, I will reboot the idea that get me started
<amz3>That is sharing datasets
<amz3>and talked of the idea to un ex-colleague and he is excited by the idea, he did not reply about my idea to build Scheme company tho
<daviid>fibration: (reading the log ...) what did you want to ask wrt guile-cv?
<manumanumanu>So, I ported the common lisp once-only macro to scheme for use with define-macro.
<manumanumanu>I like using pattern matching macros
<manumanumanu>the once-only is a 3 levels deep looping construct, whereas it can be implemented as a single define-syntax-rules macro