just LISPing around..

let’s get ready to ruummmbbbllleeee!

mrbill@ohno:~> lisp
CMU Common Lisp CVS Head 2005-11-10 16:18:45 (19B), running on ohno.mrbill.net
With core: /usr/sfw/lib/cmucl/lib/lisp.core
Dumped on: Thu, 2005-11-10 17:13:36-06:00 on ohno.mrbill.net
See for support information.
Loaded subsystems:
Python 1.1, target UltraSparc/Solaris 7
CLOS based on Gerd's PCL 2004/04/14 03:32:47

mrbill@ohno:~> sbcl
This is SBCL 0.9.5, an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp.
More information about SBCL is available at .

SBCL is free software, provided as is, with absolutely no warranty.
It is mostly in the public domain; some portions are provided under
BSD-style licenses. See the CREDITS and COPYING files in the
distribution for more information.

mrbill@ohno:~> emacs --version
GNU Emacs 21.4.2
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
You may redistribute copies of Emacs
under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.

I got the MIT CADR emulator up and running on my Linux system as well.

7 thoughts on “just LISPing around..

  1. I’ve got 10 years of VI to unlearn first before I can get good enough at emacs to use slime.. but I’m downloading Marco’s movie now. 🙂

  2. David – yeah, it’s going to involve cross-compiling since you need CMUCL in order to compile CMUCL.. I’ll give it a shot tomorrow if I’ve got some free time on the Xeon at the office.

    (No Opteron Solaris/x86 boxes here at SunHELP yet..)

  3. Here’s a thought – SBCL is based on CMUCL.

    I wonder if you can use the SBCL 0.9.4 binaries for Solaris x86 to bootstrap CMUCL…

  4. Wow. SLIME looks to be about as close as one can currently get to an OpenGenera-style environment. This rocks.

  5. Interesting that others are looking at LISP, too. I started with CMUCL and SBCL few months ago after reading a reference to a comment by Paul Graham and investigating his website and then having a coworker mention LISP. Seemed like something I shouldn’t miss.

    FWIW, I picked up Touretzky’s textbook, A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation, for $2.50 from a used bookseller and Seibel’s Practical Common Lisp off Amazon. I recommend both.

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