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|Related projects=ACL2,CMUCL,Emacs_Common_Lisp,Garnet,LoGS,Maxima,Steel_Bank_Common_Lisp,clisp
|Related projects=ACL2,CMUCL,Emacs_Common_Lisp,Garnet,LoGS,Maxima,Steel_Bank_Common_Lisp,clisp
|Keywords=software development,programming,Lisp,Common Lisp,compilers. compiling,GCL
|Keywords=software development,programming,Lisp,Common Lisp,compilers. compiling,GCL
|Version identifier=2.6.8
|Version identifier=2.6.9
|Version date=2013/08/23
|Version date=2013/08/23
|Version status=stable
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gcl/gcl-2.6.8.tar.gz
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gcl/gcl-2.6.9.tar.gz
|Version comment=The 2.6.8 release represents several years worth of fixes and enhancements, notably a great extension of GCL's native object file
|Version comment=  
relocation support. 
|Last review by=genium
|Last review by=genium
|Last review date=2013/08/28
|Last review date=2013/08/28

Revision as of 21:57, 27 August 2013


GNU Common Lisp

Compiler and interpreter for Common Lisp

GCL is a Compiler and interpreter for Common Lisp. It compiles to C and then uses the native optimizing C compiler (e.g., GCC), giving great portability. It is highly efficient: a function call is basically the same speed as a C function call, in fact identical to a C function call via a pointer. The program has a source level Lisp debugger (dbl) for interpreted code, letting you step a line at a time, while displaying your position in an Emacs window. It has pioneered conservative Garbage Collection schemes, but also has the stratified garbage collection (SGC) scheme, for only recent allocations, that is based on native page fault handling. There is also a built in interface to Tk widget system. Allows a mixture of tcl and common lisp to be used in a user interface--your choice which you use.


User guide included

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
Othergenium29 October 2014
GNU Library General Public License, version 2.0. This is an old license that has been superseded by the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Leaders and contributors

Camm Maguire Maintainer
Bill Schelter; See also the file doc/contributors in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gcl.git

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 October 2014.


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