September 05, 2007 at 04:25 PM | categories: geek, lisp, humor, nick | View Comments
In our household, a baby just ain't a baby without an appropriately geeky birth announcement. And since Nick is mostly functional - I mean, he can't exactly type yet - this one is in Lisp. Share and enjoy!
; This program forks(). That should be plenty for a few years' entertainment ; Copyright (C) 2007 Kirk & Jennifer Strauser ; This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify ; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by ; the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or ; (at your option) any later version. ; However, the output of this particular instance shall remain ; exclusively licensed to the authors for a period of up to eighteen ; years. ; $Id: baby.lisp 4 2007-09-05 23:18:12Z kirk $ (require :sb-posix) (defvar *birthtime* (encode-universal-time 0 20 1 1 9 2007)) (defvar *age* (- (get-universal-time) *birthtime*)) (defun hello () (format t "Hello, world! My name is Nicholas Arthur Strauser and this is ~ my ~:r day!~%" (ceiling (/ *age* 86400)))) (defun labor () (cond ((zerop (sb-posix:fork)) (format t "Ouch!~%")) (t (hello)))) (defun wait () (cond ((< *age* 0) (sleep (- *age*)) (setf *age* 0) (labor)) (t (hello)))) (wait)