Around 2009 or thereabouts I started a project to make an implementation of Paul Graham’s Arc dialect of Lisp, and while I left the code fallow for quite some time and never made any sort of official announcement of it, I plan to change that, and thus I have inflicted my code on the world.
The current release as of this writing is Arcueid 0.0.8 and it implements pretty much all of Arc 3.1, although it is still buggy and some features are not correctly implemented such that Arc 3.1’s srv.arc crashes when it is used.
Well, one of the first things the Arc community asked me was where I got the name Arcueid. Well, I’m a bit of an anime/manga fan and one of my favorites is a show called Shingetsutan Tsukihime (真月譚月姫, in English Tsukihime, Lunar Legend). The main heroine is named Arcueid Brunestud (アルクェイド・ブリュンスタッド) and I thought the name was just too good to pass up for a project such as this. I can only hope that Type Moon doesn’t give me problems about this choice of name later on! Arcueid is pronounced like this. The guy with glasses (Shiki Tohno) says her name.
One of these days I’ll design a logo for Arcueid based on the Arc logo:
And the seal script Han character 弧 (‘hú’ in Pinyin, or ‘ko’ in Japanese on-yomi), which means an arc or arch.
But of course development comes first…