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    GNU Common Lisp Alternatives

    GNU Common Lisp is described as 'GCL is the official Common Lisp for the GNU project. Its design makes use of the system's C compiler to compile to native object code, providing for both good performance and facile portability' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to GNU Common Lisp for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Hy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU Common Lisp are Steel Bank Common Lisp, CMU Common Lisp, Armed Bear Common Lisp and CLISP.

    GNU Common Lisp is mainly a Programming Language but alternatives to it may also be IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNU Common Lisp.
    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2020
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    GCL is the official Common Lisp for the GNU project. Its design makes use of the system's C compiler to compile to...
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    1. Hy is a wonderful dialect of Lisp that’s embedded in Python.
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    2. Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL) is a high performance Common Lisp compiler. It is open source / free software, with a permissive license.
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      CMUCL is a free, high performance implementation of the Common Lisp programming language which runs on most major Unix platforms. It mainly conforms to the ANSI Common Lisp standard.
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      Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL) is a full implementation of the Common Lisp language featuring both an interpreter and a compiler, running in the JVM.
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      CLISP is a portable ANSI Common Lisp implementation and development environment by Bruno Haible. Interpreter, compiler, debugger, CLOS, MOP, FFI, Unicode, sockets, CLX. UI in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, and Danish.


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      ManKai Common Lisp (MKCL) aims to be a full implementation of the Common Lisp language in compliance with the ANSI X3J13 Common Lisp standard.
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      Nu is an interpreted object-oriented programming language, with a Lisp-like syntax, it was created as an alternative scripting language to program Mac OS X through its Cocoa API.
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      newLISP is a LISP-like scripting language for doing things you typically do with scripting languages: programming for the internet, system administration, text processing, gluing other programs together, etc.
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      Allegro CL is the most powerful dynamic object-oriented development system available today, and is especially suited to enterprise-wide, complex application development. Complex applications with billions of objects are now made easy with Allegro CL 9.0.
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      Clozure CL (often called CCL for short) is a free Common Lisp implementation with a long history.
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