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Re: ISLisp

John Carter asks:
> While picking up CLisp I noticed it was on the same site as the draft 
> standard for ISLisp. So I picked up islisp-114.ps.Z as well. I have 
> had a small look at the standard and it looks to me to be heading in 
> the right direction...
> What I would like to know is..
>   a) Is islisp-114.ps.Z the latest version?

No, there have been two new versions, islisp-12.28 and islisp-14.9, in
the meantime: Kent Pitman brought in a "condition system" and made
some more editorial cleanup. I have now put copies of the documents
onto the FTP server.

>   b) What is the status of the ISLisp standard?

The first Current Draft ballot is over, there will be a second Current
Draft ballot, and the draft is scheduled to be accepted Draft
International Standard in April 1996.

>   c) What ISLisp compiler/interpreters are around?

Christian Jullien has written a (commercial) interpreter. There are
rumors that Kent Pitman has an implementation, embedded in Common Lisp.
And, of course, ILOG Talk is mostly compatible with ISLisp-8.5.

>   d) What is the relationship between CLisp and ISLisp?

None. It is a pure coincidence that you can FTP both from my FTP site :-)

Bruno Haible                                     email: <haible@ilog.fr>
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