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A list of C++ libraries is available as a FAQ for comp.lang.c++. FTP file "libraries" from pub/usenet-by-group/comp.lang.c++ on rtfm.mit.edu, or send a "usenet-by-group/comp.answers/C++-faq/libraries" message to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu. The same directory contains Marshall Cline's C++ FAQ as _posting_#1_4 through _posting_#4_4. [Chuck Morefield (goldtec@cerf.net), 1/23/94.]

PTF is a semiannual UNIX freeware collection. To CD ROMs plus a 50-page booklet. The 1/93 issue contains the ICOT 5th Generation software and several Lisp systems. $60 plus tax and handling; $50 for SUG and USENIX members. Prime Time Freeware (Sunnyvale), ptf@cfcl.com, (408) 433-9662, (408) 432-6149 Fax. [dean@cbmi.vanderbilt.edu, AI-MEDICINE. Chris Matheus, 1/21/94.]

I mentioned the new comp.std.lisp newsgroup for discussion of Lisp standards and extensions. You can subscribe via email by writing to lisp-standards-request@cs.rochester.edu. An archive is maintained on ftp.cs.rochester.edu:/pub/lisp-standards, and code submissions may be FTP'd into ftp.cs.rochester.edu:/incoming. (Get the README files first.) Brad Miller (miller @cs.rochester.edu) is the moderator. The Assoc. of Lisp Users list is also mirrored in email; contact alu-request @freud.arc.nasa.gov. [1/20/94.]

A short introduction to CLOS (Common Lisp object-oriented programming extension) may be FTP'd as clos-guide from /lisp/random on aiai.ed.ac.uk. The author is Jeff Dalton (j.dalton@ed.ac.uk). [Bruce Schuchardt (bruce@servio.slc.com), comp.lang.smalltalk, 1/10/94. Chuck Morefield.]

"Smalltalk Resource Guide is a directory of products, services, user groups, electronic resources, distributors, publications, trade shows, etc. $45 from Creative Digital Solutions (San Francisco), cds.sem@applelink.apple.com or 72722.3255@compuserve.com, (415) 621-4252 Voice/Fax. [Ralph Johnson (johnson@cs.uiuc.edu), comp.lang.smalltalk, 1/10/94. Chuck Morefield.]

Joe Tatham publishes "The Software Entrepreneur's Resource Guide," a listing of over 50 publications plus software programs for marketing and management. A sample may be downloaded from the Compuserve ASP/Shareware forum. jtatham@cyberstore.ca; (604) 984-7934, (604) 984-6159 Fax. [12/22/94.]

JCS Marketing is creating CD ROMs to circulate new shareware to 1008+ potential distributors and vendors. Authors pay $50 per 1.44 MB diskette. Bok Nan Lo is looking for small programs (under 300KB) to submit jointly by 2/15/94. Contact lo@cs.unr.edu, (702) 348-7358, (702) 348-7358 Fax. [SEML, 1/20/94. Bill Park.]