Lisp/Scheme Links

Here are some Lisp and Scheme links.

Here are some links to Scheme implementations and tutorials.



Tutorials and other pages:


Note to members of all standardization committees: Make your specs available as HTML; I don’t want to read a PDF online and I have no desire to “transform” LaTEX. I once had a not-very-fun job transforming LaTEX. I didn’t like it when I got paid to do it, so I am not doing it now.



Common Lisp:

The Common Lisp Hyperspec:



  • Armed Bear – Runs on the JVM
  • clasp – Made to interact with C and C++ libraries
  • CLISP – No releases since 2010, but still in development.
  • Clozure – Made by a company named Clozure. Similar to Clojure, Clozure made Clozure with closures to give you closure. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. So you have that.
  • Corman – For Windows
  • mocl – Common Lisp for mobile apps.
  • Steel Bank – Generally regarded as the go-to implementation.
  • Portacle – An all-in-one environment.


There is a library manager called Quicklisp. There is a blog with updates at this link. Here is the awsome-cl repo. There is also ASDF: Another System Definition Facility. It works with Quicklisp. At this time I do not know much more than that.

I have not looked at his videos, but there is a guy on YouTube named “Baggers” who makes videos on Common Lisp. He has a few playlists: One called “Little Bits of Lisp” with random stuff about Common Lisp, and one called “Pushing Pixels With Lisp“, which I think is about GPU and making a game with Common Lisp. Viewing these are on my ever-growing to-do list.

Other implementations of Lisp:


You’re welcome.