common lisp

Common lisp isn't a single language, but rather a standard. As such, there are many implementations of common lisp kicking around that are (mostly) compatible.

Like scheme, common lisp support repl driven dev.

There are 2 installed on sans.


sbcl is the cream of the crop, go-to common lisp implementation. It is a great starting place.

Fire up the repl by invoking sbcl


ecl is a newer contender in the space. ecl is a bit more portable than sbcl.

Get this repl going by entering ecl at the command line.

lisp lang
a road to common lisp
learn lisp the hard way
cl hyperspec
cl implementations

backlinks: languages.html repl.html scheme.html