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Re: common lisp vs elisp.

From: 2QdxY4RzWzUUiLuE
Subject: Re: common lisp vs elisp.
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 20:42:39 -0700

On 2021-06-20 at 11:26:43 +0800,
Hongyi Zhao <> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 11:13 AM Emanuel Berg via Users list for the
> GNU Emacs text editor <> wrote:


> > Common Lisp (or CL, 1984) is the industrial-strength Lisp
> > while Emacs Lisp (or Elisp, 1985) is the Emacs
> > domain-specific Lisp.
> So, the following questions come to my mind:
> 1. Does this mean that the former is a superset of the latter?


> 2. What's the standard compiler/debugger for the latter on *nix platforms?

There's not really a standard.  That's one of the great things about
*nix (as opposed to POSIX).  :-)

If you want a free solution, the de facto environment is SBCL
( and SLIME under Emacs.

For a commercial solution, try Allegro

Both implement CLtL2 and have an ANSI standards compliant mode.

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