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From: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne@gm...> - 2008-11-21 05:19:19
On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 1:26 AM, gusti <ggh.develop@...> wrote:
> Sorry for my question but ...
> Any one can explain me what is Allegro CL and the difference with gnu-clisp?
Allegro CL is an implementation of Common Lisp sold by a company called Franz.
As an implementation sold under a traditional sort of proprietary
license, it is considerably more expensive to obtain and use than
CLISP, for many purposes. Pricing starts at about $600 USD.
Allegro CL is a mature, sophisticated implementation of Common Lisp
which tends to compile into machine code, which will make code
quicker, quite often, than the results from CLISP's bytecompiled
approach. Allegro CL has a large set of associated tools and
libraries, which may be useful to you. A lot is listed on the Franz
web site. http://www.franz.com/products/packages/
There are certainly advantages in both directions. People have used
both for useful applications.