Editing Common Lisp code and working with inferior Common Lisp read-eval-print loops. Note that Emacs's Lisp dialect is not Common Lisp; for Emacs Lisp, use the tag [elisp].
Common Lisp is a dialect of Lisp that was standardized by ANSI. Note that Emacs's extension language, Emacs Lisp, is not a dialect of Common Lisp; for questions about the Emacs Lisp dialect, use the tag elisp. Emacs has limited support for some Common Lisp features in the
cl-lib library cl-lib since Emacs 24.3, and in the
cl library cl in earlier versions.
ANSI Common Lisp, the programmable programming language.
We have a Wikipedia page on Common Lisp, an online version of the ANSI Common Lisp standard and a list of recommended Common Lisp implementations. Many Lisp specific mailing lists are archived at Gmane.
Popular Common Lisp implementations
- Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL), a high performance Common Lisp compiler
- CLISP, a portable implementation that compiles to bytecode
- Armed Bear Common Lisp, an implementation on top of JVM
- Clozure CL