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PowerLisp 2.02 is Released

Includes all source code


PowerLisp 2.02 is being released with complete source code (the entire product, including editor, can be built from scratch). This product is free for personal use. For commercial use, please contact us at admin@cormanlisp.com. A more complete license is being developed and will be posted here when available.

The PowerLisp download is an executable installation program for the Mac OS which installs pre-built binaries for the whole system.

Metrowerks CodeWarrior 5 is required to compile the C/C++ sources. However, you do not need this to use PowerLisp, and PowerLisp can self-compile all of its lisp libraries.

PowerLisp 2.02 no longer supports 68k Macintoshes (prior to first PowerPC). This support was removed to clean up the code base, since the source is now included. If anybody needs to use a 68k Mac, you should use PowerLisp 2.01 which is a fat binary and supports both PowerPC and 68k Macs.

For any version of PowerLisp, you may use the free registration code: PARIS2001.

PowerLisp 2.02 2786433 bytes, binhexed self-expanding stuffit archive
PowerLisp 2.01 1734532 bytes, binhexed self-expanding stuffit archive

PowerLisp 2.02 is now available. It includes CLOS support (conforming to the Metaobject Protocol documented in "The Art of the Metaobject Protocol"). PowerLisp is a Common Lisp development environment for the Macintosh. It consists of a Common Lisp interpreter, native-code PowerPC compiler, PowerPC macro assembler, disassembler, incremental linker and multi-window text editor. It requires a PowerMac (the older version 2.01 supports 68k Macs).

PowerLisp has the ability to run in the background. While executing a Common Lisp program, the user may switch to another application as it continues to run.

PowerLisp is extremely fast. All compiled PowerLisp functions execute as native machine instructions. The speed is comparable to other fully compiled languages.

PowerLisp programs execute in the background, while you are using the system. All editor functionality is fully available while you are compiling or otherwise executing Common Lisp programs.

PowerLisp is being released free for non-commercial purposes. Classroom use is OK.

With PowerLisp 2.02, the full text of Guy L. Steele Jr.'s text, Common Lisp the Language, 2nd Edition, may be browsed, along with the PowerLisp documentation, from within PowerLisp. The hierarchical menu system of all Common Lisp operators makes this really cool. Thanks to Digital Press for making this text available in electronic form.

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