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CMU CL: CMU Common Lisp
CMU Common Lisp (CMU CL) is a high quality public domain Lisp system.
It includes an incremental compiler, Hemlock emacs-style editor,
source-code level debugger, code profiler and is mostly X3J13
compatible, including the new loop macro.
The new CMU CL compiler (Python) is more sophisticated than other
Common Lisp compilers. It both produces better code and is easier to
use. Python does many optimizations that are absent or less general in
other Common Lisp compilers, and is particularly good at number
See SUPPORT for important information regarding the support status of
CMU CL. (In short, the CMU CL project is no longer funded by Arpa,
so future support will be minimal. They'll fix bugs, especially
those that affect the use of CMU CL as a cross-development vehicle
for their Dylan work, but they won't be adding any major new features.
Continuing the same level of support is not an option without ARPA
or industrial financial support.)
The binary releases are contained in files of the form
The first file holds binaries and documentation for the
basic Lisp system, while the second -extra file contains
the Hemlock editor, the Motif toolkit, the graphical
debugger, and the CLX interface to X11. Files of the form
are of possible interest since they contain all the ".lisp"
source files used to build that version.
Version: 17f (4-NOV-94); 17e (11-MAR-94)
Requires: 16mb RAM (more is better)
25mb disk (15mb basic config, 8mb for extras)
Ports: HP 700 (HP-UX 9.0), Sparcs (Mach, SunOs 4.x, and Solaris),
DecStation 3100 (Mach), IBM RT (Mach), SGI MIPS (Iris),
and DEC Alpha (OSF1).
As of 11/11/93, the latest SunOS Sparc release (17c)
should work with all versions of SunOS, but does *NOT*
work under Solaris.
Copying: Public domain.
Updated: Fri Nov 4 13:22:32 1994
CD-ROM: Prime Time Freeware for AI, Issue 1-1
Bug Reports: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing List: comp.lang.lisp
Author(s): Scott E. Fahlman and the entire CMU Common Lisp project.
Authors!Fahlman, CMU CL, Compilers!Lisp, Interpreters!Lisp,
Lisp!Implementations, Programming Languages!Lisp,
Documentation in the documents file includes
CMU Common Lisp User's Manual (PostScript and Gnu Info formats)
Hemlock User's Manual
Hemlock Command Implementor's Manual
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