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PowerLisp for Mac

By Roger Corman Free

Developer's Description

PowerLisp 2.02 is now available. It includes CLOS support (conforming to the Metaobject Protocol documented in "The Art of the Metaobject Protocol"). PowerLisp is a Common Lisp development environment for the Macintosh. It consists of a Common Lisp interpreter, native-code PowerPC compiler, PowerPC macro assembler, disassembler, incremental linker and multi-window text editor. It requires a PowerMac (the older version 2.01 supports 68k Macs).

PowerLisp has the ability to run in the background. While executing a Common Lisp program, the user may switch to another application as it continues to run.

PowerLisp is extremely fast. All compiled PowerLisp functions execute as native machine instructions. The speed is comparable to other fully compiled languages.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.02

PowerLisp 2.02 is being released with complete source code (the entire product, including editor, can be built from scratch). This product is free for personal use. For commercial use, please contact us at lisp@corman.net. A more complete license is being developed and will be posted here when available.


Release August 25, 2008
Date Added August 26, 2001
Version 2.02

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS Classic
Additional Requirements
  • PPC
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