OpenLisp is a commercial product that is sold with
binaries and sources (excepted memory management and
evaluator). Full source licenses to make ports may be
i recently bought a book about learning Lisp, and i'm enjoying it very very much. it's weird though.
He is one of several people to help the lisp revival. However, after going through the book I realized that there wasn't anything here I couldn't do in arguably less lines of code in Python. SBCL would of course run much faster at least.
The prototypical niche languages (Lisp, Smalltalk, Forth, APL) are all amazing, but I've found that there are some good reasons they don't tend to take off. Some have been talked about on here ad nauseum though, so I will refrain from bringing it up.
Best of luck in your journey. There are a lot of really great lisp books out there!
i'm primarily a javsacript dev these days, with a few applications in production. as i start getting my feet wet with react & python, it's interesting to learn these two in parallel with lisp (lambdas, anybody?). i like what i sense as the honesty of lisp, it's so much less encumbered with methods, etc... and somehow more inscrutable.
i think i'll really like the data handling capabilities when i get my head wrapped around it, and i'm looking forward to some graph problems down the road. and then there's the passionate part of me that believes in foss/emacs & owning/contributing the entirety of my toolchain, so i'm doubly glad to be working with it in spac/emacs.
for the sibling comments, thanks for the recommendations. i'll probably need to get a couple more books before i really grok it.
It was a pleasure to read a bit of his work.
Anyone remember /r/place? https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/638zsn/high_res_fina...
I wrote a clone of it in a few hours using pg's Arc lisp: https://bit.ly/2UNwwpP
Hopefully the server doesn't melt. It's holding up pretty well so far.
The source code is fully available to paid customers. They are allowed to embed a Lisp engine in their own applications.
OpenLisp is free to use for non-commercial application.
Open means Open to the world, not Open Source.
See more on Wikipedia.
How fast is the interpreter? Make your own benchs and see...
Last but not least, it is extreeeeemnly portable.