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Announcement of ECL
ECL stands for Embeddable Common-Lisp. The ECL project aims to
produce an implementation of the Common-Lisp language which complies
to the ANSI X3J13 definition of the language.
The term embeddable refers to the fact that ECL includes a lisp to C
compiler, which produces libraries (static or dynamic) that can be
called from C programs. Furthermore, ECL can produce standalone
executables from your lisp code and can itself be linked to your
programs as a shared library.
ECL supports the operating systems Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD,
Solaris (at least v. 9), Microsoft Windows and OSX, running on top of
the Intel, Sparc, Alpha and PowerPC processors. Porting to other
architectures should be rather easy.
ECL is currently hosted at SourceForge. The home page of the project
is http://ecls.sourceforge.net, and in it you will find source code
releases, a CVS tree and some useful documentation.
ECL's dynamic FFI (the one that does not rely on a C compiler) is now
implemented using libffi (See http://sourceware.org/libffi/). Until
another release in which the library might be bundled together with
ECL, users will have to make sure that this library is built and
available for this feature to be linked in (#+dffi). Otherwise only
the C-based foreign function interface will be available.
Changes since last release
See file src/CHANGELOG or browse it online
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