LispWorks Ltd. (2005—)
7.1 / November 13, 2017
|Platform||IA-32, x64, ARM, SPARC, PowerPC|
|OS||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and AIX, Android, iOS|
LispWorks is a commercial implementation and integrated development environment (IDE) for the Common Lisp programming language. LispWorks was developed by the UK software company Harlequin Ltd., and first published in 1989. Harlequin ultimately spun off its Lisp arm as Xanalys, which took over management and rights to LispWorks. In January 2005, the Xanalys Lisp team formed LispWorks Ltd. to market, develop, and support the LispWorks software.
Some of LispWorks's features are
- a native-code compiler and an interpreter for an extended ANSI Common Lisp
- an implementation of the Common Lisp Object System with support for the Metaobject protocol
- support for 32bit and 64bit versions
- native threads and symmetric multiprocessing
- Unicode support: it can read and write Unicode files and supports strings encoded in Unicode
- Foreign Language Interface (FFI) for interfacing with routines written in C
- a Java interface
- the Common Application Programmer's Interface (CAPI) GUI toolkit, which provides native look-and-feel on Windows, Cocoa, GTK+ and Motif
- an Emacs-like editor (source code is included in the Professional edition)
- a Lisp Listener, which provides a Common Lisp Read Eval Print Loop
- a graphical debugger, inspector, stepper, profiler, class browser, etc.
- a facility to generate standalone executables and shared libraries. To reduce memory size, a tree shaker can be used to remove unused code and data.
- on Mac OS X it provides a bridge to Objective-C for using Apple's Cocoa libraries
- many of the libraries are written using the Common Lisp Object System and can be extended by the user (by writing subclasses and new methods)
In September 2009, it had been announced that LispWorks 6 would support concurrent threads and the CAPI graphics toolkit has been extended to support GTK+. LispWorks 6.1, released in January 2012, includes many further enhancements to CAPI, such as support for anti-aliased drawing.
|1987||alpha||Harlequin||Started by the British company Harlequin|
|12 Sep 1989||1.0||Harlequin||GUI with CLX, CLUE and LispWorks toolkit|
|17 Mar 1997||4.0||Harlequin||for Windows, GUI with CAPI|
|6 Jan 1999||4.1||Harlequin||with CORBA|
|19 Feb 2001||4.1.20||Xanalys|
|19 Dec 2001||4.2||Xanalys||no runtime fees for applications on Microsoft Windows|
|5 May 2002||4.2.6||Xanalys|
|30 Jun 2003||4.3||Xanalys||first release for Mac OS X, with Cocoa support|
|8 Dec 2004||4.4||Xanalys|
|15 Apr 2005||4.4.5||LispWorks Ltd|
|31 Jul 2006||5.0||LispWorks Ltd|
|27 Mar 2008||5.1||LispWorks Ltd|
|6 Jan 2010||6.0||LispWorks Ltd||with symmetric multiprocessing|
|27 Jan 2012||6.1||LispWorks Ltd|
|5 May 2015||7.0||LispWorks Ltd||ARM Linux, iOS, Android, full Unicode, Hobbyist Edition|
|13 Nov 2017||7.1||LispWorks Ltd||64-bit iOS, ARM64 Linux|
- "LispWorks 1.0 released in 1989".
- The Listener, LispWorks 7.0, LispWorks IDE User Guide
- "LispWorks 6.0 beta announcement". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
- "Release of LispWorks 6.1". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
- "NASA Software of the Year award for Harlequin based development" (PDF). Globalgraphics.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
- "Release of LispWorks 7.0". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
- "Release of LispWorks 7.1". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2018-03-07.