IDE
Integrated Development Environments: the usual free Lisp IDE nowadays is {GNU/X}Emacs with SLIME. SLIME superseded ILISP. See also Cusp, LispEdit, Jabberwocky, Hemlock, Dandelion and (perhaps, one day, eventually) Cl-Emacs, and on MS-Windows: VisualCLisp and LispIDE

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OpenMCL comes with an idea (primitive listener, inspector and editor) of a development environment based on the Cocoa libs of MacOS X.


The big hope is that McCLIM will be the base for a (portable) development environment for Common Lisp (listener, editor, debugger, ...).


Tools provided by a Common Lisp IDE:

  • Editor
  • Listener
  • Inspector
  • Apropos Dialog
  • Stepper
  • Trace Dialog
  • Backtrace Dialog
  • Restarts Dialog
  • Save Application Dialog
  • Preferences Dialog
  • Online Help
  • User Interface Builder
  • Class Browser
  • Generic Function Browser
  • System Browser
  • Package Browser
  • Process Browser
  • Mail Client (!!)
IDE