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mod_lisp is an extension module for the Apache HTTP Server that enables Apache to interface with web applications written in Lisp. This makes it possible to dynamically generate web pages and provide web services with Lisp programs.[1]

Unlike other mod_* projects, such as mod_perl and mod_python, mod_lisp does not embed a Lisp interpreter in Apache. Its purpose is to handle requests by converting them into simple text format and sending them over a socket to a Lisp system, and then sending the Lisp system's response to a client. In this respect, it resembles FastCGI.[2]

The source (FreeBSD style license), lisp examples and pre-compiled binaries for FreeBSD, Linux and Win32 are available on the mod_lisp web site.[3]


  1. ^ "Creating Dynamic Websites with Lisp and Apache". The Lambda Meme. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. ^ "mod_lisp is not like mod_otherlanguages". Zach's Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  3. ^ "CLiki : mod_lisp".