Subject: Re: [historical] Invoking a Lisp compiler
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/01/23
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Matthew X. Economou" <>
| Would it be sensible to have a Lisp compiler that could be invoked
| similarly to e.g. CC under UNIX?

  just to update my previous response.  Allegro CL 5.0 has more command-
  line "punch" than I related in the previous article.  I wrote the build
  stuff for 4.3 and never really took the time to update them.  Allegro CL
  5.0 takes some new command-line options, listed here with the old
  equivalent option, minus the necessary quoting the shell needs.

-C file	    -e (compile-file file)
-L file	    -e (load file)

  some probably find this a lot easier to deal with, especially from

  SIGTHTBABW: a signal sent from Unix to its programmers at random
  intervals to make them remember that There Has To Be A Better Way.