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The official CLISP announcement

This is CLISP, a Common Lisp implementation.

CLISP is mostly CLtL1 compliant. For those who want to use CLOS, I also
provide a port of PCL. No other features of CLtL2 or dpANS CL are
currently supported.

The newest versions will always be available via anonymous ftp from
ma2s2.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de [], directory /pub/lisp/clisp/.


                        Common Lisp CLISP

Common Lisp is
  * a convential programming language and an AI language
  * interactive
  * a Lisp for professional use

Common Lisp programs are
  * easy to test (interactive)
  * easy to maintain (depending on programming style)
  * portable (there is a standard for the language and the library functions)

Our Common Lisp CLISP
  * needs only 1.5 MB of memory
  * implements 99% of the standard
  * can call your preferred editor
  * is freely distributable

Common Lisp provides
  * clear syntax, carefully designed semantics
  * several data types: numbers, strings, arrays, lists, characters, symbols,
    structures, streams etc.
  * runtime typing: the programmer needn't bother about type declarations,
    but he gets notified on type violations.
  * many generic functions:
    88 arithmetic functions for all kinds of numbers (integers, ratios,
    floating point numbers, complex numbers),
    44 search/filter/sort functions for lists, arrays and strings
  * automatic memory management (garbage collection)
  * packaging of programs into modules
  * macros: every programmer can make his own language extensions

Our Common Lisp CLISP provides
  * an interpreter
  * a compiler which makes execution of programs 5 times faster
  * all data types with unlimited size (the size need never be declared,
    the size of lists and arrays may be changed dynamically)
  * integers of arbitrary length, unlimited floating point number precision
  * 594 library functions, 542 of them written in C

Get it via anonymous ftp from ma2s2.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de [],
directory /pub/lisp/clisp/, or contact
Bruno Haible <haible@ma2s2.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de>.