Jean-Luc Mouysset <jean-luc.mouys...@wanadoo.fr> wrote: >I am looking for LISP emulator or compiler as freeware.
What's a LISP "emulator"? An emulator is something that pretends to be the real thing (e.g. a terminal emulator is a program that runs on a general-purpose computer and makes it act like a real terminal). Since LISP normally runs on a general-purpose computer, and so would a LISP emulator, what's the difference?
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Franz's free Windows product is now up to version 5.0 ( and markedly improved ). Not to be outdone the folks at Harlequin also have a free version of the commerical Windows Lispworks product. http://www.harlequin.com/
Roger Corman has an accesible Windows implementation. [ I can't recall where to snag it from though...]
His "PowerLisp" for the Macintosh can be skipped in favor of the "free" version of Macintosh Common Lisp (if you can do your "Lisping" in 10 minute intervals. :-) For "newbies" this may not be such a bad idea.). http://www.digitool.com/
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Erik Naggum <e...@naggum.no> writes: > * Barry Margolin <bar...@bbnplanet.com> > | What's a LISP "emulator"?
> it's probably froglish for "interpreter".
this reminds me of my favorite run-in with tech support back at georgia tech. being a dirt-poor grad student at the time, i could not afford a real computer. instead i had scavanged up a dec vt220 out of a dumpster and bought a cheap modem to log into the school equipment from home.
anyhow, there was this library system and when you logged into it, it would allow me to choose terminal support modes. i picked vt220. things didn't work out very well. backspace in particular was broken. i e-mailed and called in about the broken backspace -- vt220 sends <del>, they wanted a ^H (stty was inaccessible since i was never dumped into an actual command shell, but had to use the library shell).
they asked about what i was using. dec vt220 i replied. they said, no, what emulator program are you using. i said, i'm not using an emulator. there was a long pause. then they said that their support was working fine with the emulation offered by the library PC computers. i said the PC emulation was broken notwithstanding the apparent correct behavior since i had an honest to god dec vt220 and the PCs with the so-called emulation weren't having the same problem. more silence.
i then read to them the definition of emulator from the dictionary. then they hung up the phone.