Indecipherable wrote:CLisp works perfectly fine without Cygwin.
Like I said, I haven't been windows side in a long while. Please elaborate. I assume that you mean the one that works via/was built with MinGW? I looked at the download links again and found that version, but it is a bit hidden.
Ok, Ive downloaded CYGwin and something called a "Subversion" ( http://trac.clozure.com/ccl/wiki/WindowsNotes
) , and briefly read through a few of the introductory chapters , though I have to say I can't really understand much of the technical terms. Any ideas on what I should be doing next ?
That link points to a completely different implementation of Common Lisp, so I will assume that this was just a mistake. Remember from the FAQ, there are many different implementations of Common Lisp. CLISP is one, CCL or Clozure CL is another. If you want to install CLISP, you do not want to be looking at a page for Clozure CL. If you misspoke before about wanting to install CLISP and actually want to install Clozure CL, see the end of this post.
Subversion is a program for handling source code. You either download the program Subversion or you download another program's source code, using Subversion invoked by "svn", from a Subversion repository. Either way, don't worry about it yet, you are not at the point where you should be trying to compile from source.
Two options with CLISP that I can see:
1) Download and run: http://sourceforge.net/projects/clisp/f ... e/download
2) Download and run: http://cygwin.com/setup.exe
, When you run this, it will ask you what software you want to install/un-install. Find clisp and check it. It will probably check other things for you as they are dependencies, ignore that, and continue with the install.
I am listing them in the order that they should probably be preferred. Cygwin makes a little POSIX style mock up for the programs it has. This means that it is a bit of a larger install/more involved install, but it is fully automated if I remember correctly.
If you actually wanted to install Clozure CL:
CCL people apparently distribute binaries via Subversion. Assuming Subversion is set up, do this from a command line (run cmd.exe I think):
svn co http://svn.clozure.com/publicsvn/openmc ... indows/ccl
This will create a directory called "ccl" within the directory you are in. Inside are two executables, one with a 32 in its name and another with a 64. Choose the 32 one if you are running win32 and the 64 for if you are running a 64 bit windows. I think that should work. Unlike the CLISP install, I have never run CCL on windows, so I hope this works.