Using Lisp Implementation Internals: Unportable but fun

Rhodes, Christophe. 2010. Using Lisp Implementation Internals: Unportable but fun. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 18(2), pp. 315-339. ISSN 0948-695x [Article]

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We present a number of developer tools and language extensions that are available for use with Steel Bank Common Lisp, but which are perhaps not as well-known as they could be. Our motivation is twofold: firstly, to introduce to a developer audience facilities that can make their development or deployment of software more rapid or efficient. Secondly, in the context of the development of the Common Lisp language itself, we offer some observations of patterns of use of such extensions within the development community, and discuss the implications this has on future evolution of the language.

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Computing > Intelligent Sound and Music Systems (ISMS)



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21 Feb 2014 11:44

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29 Apr 2020 15:58

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