Pylisp, a lisp for pythonistas
A small lisp written in Python. The goals are not to implement any specific lisp dialect. That said, aims are to be as Scheme-like as possible, except with Common-Lisp style macros, and without (so far) continuations. The largest overarching goal, however, is to be as compatible as possible with Python.
One can call up a pylisp interpreter simply by running
pylisp, and files can be passed as
arguments, which will be run.
One can also use
import pylisp in a standard python
program. This will enable the importation of lisp files
as python modules. For example, one could create a file
(def testfunc (x y) (+ x y 7))
and a python file
import pylisp import module assert module.testfunc(7, 4) == 18
More can be found in the
docs subdirectory, but in
short, pylisp includes almost-common-lisp-style
conditions/handlers, standard common-lisp-style macros,
functions and objects built off of the Python model,
and a package/module system identical to Python's.