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newbie at lisp - please help

Postby gib65 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:29 pm

Hello,

I am just beginning to learn LISP and I'm looking for a LISP compiler/interpreter that I can download and install (an environment in which I can practice programming in LISP). Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have Windows XP.
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Re: newbie at lisp - please help

Postby gugamilare » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:05 pm

Take a look at this thread.
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Re: newbie at lisp - please help

Postby I X Code X 1 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:30 pm

This is a very basic one that you can use to learn: http://www.clisp.org/

If you want an IDE to use with it, try this: http://www.daansystems.com/lispide/
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Re: newbie at lisp - please help

Postby Konfusius » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:02 pm

I recommend ClozureCL. There are many good and free lisps but most of them are for Unix. For Windows there are only two: Clozure and Steelbank. Since Steelbank for Windows is still in beta state there is only Clozure left. CLisp isn't a very good choice imo. Its terribly slow and it seems to have a lot of issues.

LispIDE is very basic but easy to use. Its a good start for a beginner. And it works with Clozure.

Clozure - http://www.clozure.com/clozurecl.html
Steelbank - http://www.sbcl.org/
LispIDE - http://www.daansystems.com/lispide/
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Re: newbie at lisp - please help

Postby Indecipherable » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:43 am

What exactly is wrong with Clisp though?
Don't take the FUN out of DEFUN !
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Re: newbie at lisp - please help

Postby nuntius » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:11 am

My only real issue with clisp is the lack of a strong compiler. That said, clisp gains a few strengths by interpreting so much. It is much more flexible to code changes.
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Re: newbie at lisp - please help

Postby gib65 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:19 pm

Thanks everyone for your feedback. Sorry it took so long to reply.
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