GNU Common Lisp

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GNU Common Lisp
Developer(s) GNU Project
Stable release 2.6.10 / November 13, 2013; 9 months ago (2013-11-13)[1]
Operating system Unix-like, Microsoft Windows
Type Interpreter, compiler
License GPL

GNU Common Lisp (GCL) is the GNU Project's Common Lisp compiler, an evolutionary development of Kyoto Common Lisp. It produces native object code by first generating C code and then calling a C compiler.

Although it does not yet fully comply with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Common Lisp specification, GCL is the implementation of choice for several large projects including the mathematical tools Maxima, AXIOM, HOL88, and ACL2. GCL runs under eleven different architectures on GNU/Linux, and under FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

GCL remains under active development, with stable releases as of 2013-11-13.[2] Prerelease development can be followed using the git revision control system.[3]

See also[edit]

  • CLISP — another GNU Project Common Lisp implementation