newLisp: A better Lisp/Scheme Fusion...
I had been breathlessly watching Paul Graham's website hoping for news about Arc, his "New Lisp". But I hadn't realized that a group of developers had already beaten him to the punch!
newLisp is an updated (and scaled down) Lisp, targeted at the scripting world. From the web site:
newLISP is a general purpose scripting language for developing Web applications and programs in general and in the domain of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and statistics.
Among its many interesting features (such as useful functions for getting scripting work done, good performance, and small footprint) are:
While many new scripting languages languish with good implementations, but no fully-realized libraries or interaction with outside software, newLisp seems to have sprung fully-formed, with various useful libraries already implemented.
Newlisp compiles on most LINUX, UNIX versions, CYGWIN, Windows, and presumably Mac OS X. It is licensed under the GNU Public License, GPL
Who knows -- perhaps now Ehud will have a Lisp with which he can finally get some scripting work done!
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