SICL: A new Common Lisp Implementation
This is the main source code repository for SICL. It contains the compiler, standard library, and documentation.
What is SICL?
SICL is a new implementation of Common Lisp. It is intentionally divided into many implementation-independent modules that are written in a totally or near-totally portable way, so as to allow other implementations to incorporate these modules from SICL, rather than having to maintain their own, perhaps implementation-specific versions.
- Make sure you have installed the dependencies:
- A recent 64-bit version of SBCL
- The system "clonedijk", from the Clonedijk repository
- The system "cluster", from the Cluster repository
- The system "stealth-mixin", from the Stealth-mixin repository
- The system "concrete-syntax-tree", from the Concrete-Syntax-Tree repository
- The system "ctype", from the ctype repository
- The system "eclector", from the Eclector repository
- The system "khazern/intrinsic", from the Khazern repository
- The system "trucler-reference", from the Trucler repository
- The system "clostrum", from the Clostrum repository
- The system "incless-intrinsic", from the Incless repository
- The system "invistra/intrinsic", from the Invistra repository
The bash script
get-dependencies.sh will do this work for you.
Clone the source with
$ git clone https://github.com/robert-strandh/SICL $ cd SICL
Make sure the top-level directory can be found by ASDF.
Compile the boot system as follows:
Change the package for convenience:
Create an instance of the BOOT class:
(defparameter *b* (boot))
Bootstrapping may take a few minutes.
Start a REPL:
Check the Documentation directory for more information.
Getting Help and Contributing
The SICL community members are usually on various IRC channels. There is now a dedicated channel called #sicl, but discussion can also be found on #commonlisp, and #clasp. All these channels are on the libera.chat network.
Keep up on SICL by reading the IRC logs
If you want to contribute SICL, please read CONTRIBUTING.md.
SICL is primarily distributed under the terms of the BSD license.
See LICENSE-BSD for more details.