Copyright (C) 1990 - 2015 Wade L. Hennessey All rights reserved. This file is part of WCL. WCL is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. No author or distributor accepts responsibility to anyone for the consequences of using it or for whether it serves any particular purpose or works at all, unless he says so in writing. Everyone is granted permission to copy, modify and redistribute WCL, but only under the conditions described in doc/LICENSE file. WCL OVERVIEW ------------ Common Lisp implementations for Unix have traditionally provided a rich development environment at the expense of an inefficient delivery environment. The goal of WCL is to allow hundreds of Lisp applications to be realistically available at once, while allowing several of them to run concurrently. WCL accomplishes this by providing Common Lisp as a Unix shared library that can be linked with Lisp and C code to produce efficient applications. For example, the executable for a Lisp version of the canonical ``Hello World!'' program requires only 20k bytes on 32 bit x86 Linux. WCL also supports a full development environment, including dynamic file loading and debugging. A modified version of GDB is used to debug WCL programs, providing support for mixed language debugging. The techniques used in WCL should also be applicable to other high-level languages that allow runtime mappings from names to objects. WCL DOCUMENTATION ----------------- doc/COPYING - WCL copying terms doc/LICENSE - WCL license terms doc/INSTALL - Information about installing WCL doc/lfp-paper.* - 1992 Lisp and Functional Programming Conference paper on WCL doc/wcl.text - Information about WCL usage and porting.