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klisp is an implementation of the Kernel Programming Language

klisp is an interpreter for the Kernel Programming Language. It aims at being comprehensive and robust as specified in the "Revised(-1) Report on the Kernel Programming Language (revised 29 October 2009)".

Kernel Programming Language is a Scheme-like dialect of Lisp in which everything is a first-class object. It features first class environments and statically scoped fexprs (called operatives). It was designed by John N. Shutt. You can read all about it at http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~jshutt/kernel.html

klisp is developed by Andres Navarro, a Computer Science undergraduate at Buenos Aires University (UBA). You can reach him at canavarro82@gmail.com. Significant contributions are being made by Oto Havle in his fork over at https://bitbucket.org/havleoto/klisp


klisp is implemented in C99, with some gcc extensions for packing and alignment. It was developed and tested in x86 under Linux. It should compile fine under other Operating Systems using gcc (MinGW in Windows also works).



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AudienceResource typeURI
klisp documentationSupporthttp://klisp.org/docs/index.html
Kernel Programming LanguageHomepagehttp://web.cs.wpi.edu/~jshutt/kernel.html

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 November 2019.


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