Land Of Lisp is out

namekuseijin namekuseijin at
Sat Oct 30 04:15:15 CEST 2010

On 29 out, 19:06, Alessio Stalla <alessiosta... at> wrote:
> On 28 Ott, 10:42, p... at (Pascal J. Bourguignon)
> wrote:
> > sthueb... at (Stefan Hübner) writes:
> > >> Would it be right to say that the only Lisp still in common use is the Elisp
> > >> built into Emacs?
> > > Clojure ( is a Lisp on the JVM. It's gaining more and
> > > more traction.
> > There are actually 2 REAL Lisp on the JVM:
> > - abcl
> > - CLforJava
> Well, there are a few Scheme implementations too. Kawa is "famous" for
> having been used by Google as the basis for their App Inventor for
> Android. And I wouldn't define Clojure a "fake" Lisp. It has some
> aspects I don't like, but it is definitely in the Lisp family.
> Actually CLforJava as far as I know is missing crucial features (e.g.
> CLOS) and in some aspects is more tied to Java than Clojure.

Schemes are also missing CLOS, as is Clojure, and I still see them as

CLforJava is a student project not in the same league as even single-
maintainer projects like bigloo or gambit...

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