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Building Stand-alone NESL


This release of NESL includes an experimental stand-alone verson of the language that does not use VCODE or CVL. This version runs inside a Common Lisp environment and is limited in several respects:

  1. no graphics
  2. no remote execution
  3. no tracing
  4. no profiling
  5. no spawn function
  6. significantly slower on large problems
However, this version is much easier to build and is a good way for a new user to experiment with NESL.

To build the stand-alone NESL, first cd neslseqsrc and then start up Common Lisp. Load the NESL files into the lisp with (load "neslseqsrc/load.lisp"). To start up NESL, type (nesl).

Guy Blelloch
Tue Nov 28 18:37:09 EST 1995