Embeddable Common Lisp

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Embeddable Common Lisp
Developer(s) Daniel Kochmański
Stable release
16.1.3 / December 19, 2016; 29 days ago (2016-12-19)
Written in C, Common Lisp
Operating system Unix-like, Android, Windows
Type Compiler and runtime
License LGPL-2.1+
Website common-lisp.net/project/ecl/

Embeddable Common Lisp (ECL) is a LGPL Common Lisp implementation aimed at producing a small-footprint Lisp system that can be embedded into existing C-based applications. It is able to create stand-alone ELF executables from Common Lisp code and runs on most platforms that support a C compiler.

Because it compiles Common Lisp to C, it also features an FFI system, including support for inline C to be used or generated from Common Lisp. Inline C FFI combined with Common Lisp macros and custom SETF expansions yield a compile-time preprocessor.

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