October 03, 2002
Codemist Common Lisp

I posted something earlier pointing to Dan Moniz's mention of the freely available Codemist Common Lisp compiler. Only apparently I didn't click-click on "Save", because I don't see it anywhere. Luckily Chris Double's post reminded me of it.

I've never heard of the Codemist compiler, and it comes with no documentation. Whee.

Tell us what you know, Dan.

Posted by jjwiseman at October 03, 2002 10:14 AM

It is a later version of their Standard Lisp compiler. It is not really a full Common Lisp and it is only really useful for delivery. But then, I guess there are already better alternatives.

The more interesting thing is that it has been used to deliver Axiom, a Computer Algebra system. Axiom will be open source soon and be freed from Codemist Common Lisp, so that it can be used with other Common Lisp, too. In former times Axiom ran on other platforms - it has been delivered for example via AKCL.

The Codemist CL distribution does not seem to contain the full Axiom sources, those will be available separately.

Posted by: Rainer Joswig on October 3, 2002 12:44 PM

REDUCE is a CAS written in Standard Lisp. Its source is available for about $500. There are two distributors: Codemist and and ZIB http://www.zib.de/Symbolik/reduce/
REDUCE's homepage is http://www.uni-koeln.de/REDUCE/

Posted by: short notes on October 4, 2002 10:51 AM

"and it comes with no documentation"


In the CSL section, you will find an extensive 'readme' hidden as "0notes" (as I recall). It makes this codebase very interesting, especially with the licensing terms.

Posted by: fph on September 26, 2006 12:52 AM
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