Subject: Re: newLISP is simple, terse, and well documented
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:00:58 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Mike <> wrote:
| Rather than a quasi-lisp that defines 'defun' as 'de', is there a
| simple lisp that can be used as a static binary for system
| administration and and configuration ... ?
| ... I prefer to use lisp (not all of Common Lisp nor
| the twists of Scheme, just simple LISP ...)
| I want something that I can use cross platform, windows, mac, linux,
| unix, to manage my boxes. I want something that I can compile from
| source into a static binary so I can manipulate the registry on
| windows or plists on mac. And I want to use lisp for this.

There's always Lisp500:

Of course, it's slow, has rather opaque source, and is missing a few bits
[though has quite a lot, for its size!], but it's a single source file
of only ~500 lines [plus a 5.8 K line init file in Lisp, which could
presumably be hacked into the source as a string]. And its GC is at
least stable enough to handle (ACKERMANN 3 9)!  ;-}


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