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Contributed by Giuseppe Attardi   
Tuesday, 30 November 1999

Dipartimento Di Informatica
Corso Italia 40
I-56125 Pisa, Italy

This Is Ecolisp (Ecl), An Embeddable Common Lisp Implementation. Ecl Is An Implementation Of Common Lisp Designed For Being Embeddable Into C Based Applications.Ecl Uses Standard C Calling Conventions For Lisp Compiled Functions, Which Allows C Programs To Easily Call Lisp Functions And Viceversa. No Foreign Function Interface Is Required: Data Can Be Exchanged Between C And Lisp With No Need For Conversion.

Ecl Is Based On A Common Runtime Support (Crs) Which Provides Basic Facilities For Memory Managment, Dynamic Loading And Dumping Of Binary Images, Support For Multiple Threads Of Execution. The Crs Is Built Into A Library That Can Be Linked With The Code Of The Application. Ecl Is Modular: Main Modules Are The Program Development Tools (Top Level, Debugger, Trace, Stepper), The Compiler, And Clos. A Native Implementation Of Clos Is Available In Ecl: One Can Configure Ecl With Or Without Clos. A Runtime Version Of Ecl Can Be Built With Just The Modules Which Are Required By The Application.

The Ecl Compiler Compiles From Lisp To C, And Then Invokes The Gcc Compiler To Produce Binaries.

Ecl Has Been Ported So Far On:

  • Sun Workstations With Sunos 4.X Or Solaris 2.X
  • Silicon Graphics With Irix 4.X
  • Next With Nextstep 2.X
  • Ibm Pc With Dos/Emx
  • Ibm Pc With Dos/Go32
  • Ibm Pc With Linux
  • Ibm Pc With Freebsd 1.1.5





The Newest Versions Are Available Via Anonymous Ftp From:

  • Ftp.Icsi.Berkeley.Edu [], Directory /Pub/Ai/Ecl
  • Ftp.Di.Unipi.It [], Directory /Pub/Lang/Lisp

The Distribution Is In Compressed Tar File Named Like Ecl-Xxxx.Tar.Gz Where Xxxx Is The Version Number. Once You Have Obtained The Distribution, You Should Extract Its Content With The Command:

Zcat Ecl-Xxxx.Tar.Gz | Tar Xf -

This Will Create The Directory Ecl . Among The Files In This Directory You Will Find One Named Install Which Gives Further Instructions To Proceed With The Installation.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 April 2007 )