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SBCL: A Sanely-Bootstrappable Common Lisp

Rhodes, Christophe. 2008. SBCL: A Sanely-Bootstrappable Common Lisp. In: Robert Hirschfeld and Kim Rose, eds. Self-Sustaining Systems. (5146) Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 74-86. ISBN 978-3-540-89274-8 [Book Section]

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This paper describes the development of an implementation of Common Lisp with the peculiarity that it is bootstrappable neither solely from itself, nor from some other language, but rather from a variety of other Common Lisp implementations. We explain the motivation for this bootstrap strategy, discuss some of the technical details involved in achieving it, and attempt to assess the technical and social effects that it has had on the development of the implementation and on Common Lisp users in general.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number (DOI): 10.1007/978-3-540-89275-5_5
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Presented at <span class='textit'>Workshop on Self-Sustaining Systems</span>, Potsdam, 2008

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Computing
Item ID: 2336
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2014 17:21
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 12:13
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2336

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