Subject: Re: Is there any lisp compiler generating exec files?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/05/13
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Jae-youn Chung
| It would be very nice if it can be compiled to, at least, bytecode so
| that it can run very quickly in the command line oriented environment so
| that it can be used other generic unix commands like sed, awk and so on.
| Is there any compiler capable of these?

  since the Lisp system is likely to maintain useful state information and
  would need to load this every time, I think a better solution would be to
  set up the Lisp system to accept connections on a socket bound to a port
  only on the local machine (, require the caller to send the
  contents of some file that only approved users can read for simple
  authentication purposes, and go into a simple read-eval-print loop.

  this would give you the benefit of fast loading (the client program can
  easily be written in C), and evaluation inside a large Lisp system tha
  can service a number of users and requests.

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