Documentation: manuals, tips and links

Manuals and documentation that are specific to CMUCL (see below for general information on Common Lisp):

Tips and tricks

Developer information

  • The first step to being able to improve CMUCL is knowing how to build it (ie recompile it from its source). This is a slightly delicate process, since a running Lisp is used to produce a new lisp. There are two sets of instructions and scripts for building CMUCL:
  • A trickier process is a cross-compile, which can be necessary to add certain features to CMUCL, or to port it to a new platform. Details ...
  • Pointers to architecture-specific information.

Further documentation is welcome!

General information on Common Lisp

Other resources

  • The CLiki is a collection of links and information on free software implemented in Common Lisp and available on Unix-like systems. It is a collaborative web authoring system based on the Wiki.
  • The Common Lisp Cookbook is a source of tasty Common Lisp morsels.
  • CLISP is a free Common Lisp implementation which uses a bytecode interpreter written in C. It is available on a greater number of platforms than CMUCL, and has lower memory requirements (but runs significantly more slowly on most problems).
  • The CMU AI Repository contains useful Lisp software.
  • CLtL2, the second edition of Common Lisp: the Language, is a reference book which preceded the ANSI Common Lisp standard.
  • The Association of Lisp Users site contains information about other Lisp implementations, documentation and code.
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