compiled open source Windows lisp

Edi Weitz spamtrap at
Tue Mar 15 21:58:50 CET 2005

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:29:04 +0100, Fraca7 <fraca7 at> wrote:

> I don't think so. I recently (about 2 months ago) started to want to
> learn Lisp (didn't go far for now) and wanted to find a Windows
> impl, to evaluate "cross-platformability". The only open source/free
> software Lisp interpreter

Compiler, not interpreter.  All available Common Lisp implementations
are compilers - one (CLISP) compiles to bytecode while all others
compile to machine code.

> I found was Common Lisp under Cygwin.

"Common Lisp" is not an implementation but a language (defined by an
ANSI standard).

You're probably talking about CLISP (which is an implementation of the
language Common Lisp) which runs on Cygwin.

> Not exactly win32 native. But good enough, I think.

Native Win32 versions of CLISP are available.  And there's also ECL.

Also, if you're just learning CL it's perfectly fine to use the trial
versions of AllegroCL or LispWorks.  Why do you need an open source
implementation to learn a language?



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