Subject: Re: Lisp Interpreter
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/04/10
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <8crcsv$1sn61$>
SSwartz <> wrote:
| I am taking a class in AI, and we are required to learn a bit of LISP. I
| would like to be able to run an interpreter from my Win98 Pentium II, but I
| cannot seem to find an interpreter or (even better!) a GUI environment.
| Is there such a thing, and where would I find it?
| Also, I am very slow at these things, so I would require something that has
| very, very easy installation instructions.

Given all of those requirements, even though this is comp.lang.lisp
and not comp.lang.scheme, I'm going to suggest that you try DrScheme:

	DrScheme is a graphical environment for developing programs
	using the Scheme, MzScheme, and MrEd programming languages.
	DrScheme runs under Windows 95/98/NT, MacOS, and Unix/X. 

Scheme is *not* Common Lisp, but it is a member of the extended Lisp
family, and DrScheme is heavily used in teaching environments. It has
a settable "language level" and automatic syntax checking and high-lighting
that is aware of the current language-level setting, and an extensive
"Help Desk". (To see some screen shots, see the "Take a Tour" slide show:

Ask your instructor if a Scheme would be acceptable, and if so, try DrScheme.


Rob Warnock, 41L-955
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