Is Common Lisp good for web development?

Web development in Common Lisp is both effective and fun. Some examples: CL-WHO allows you to write HTML without forgetting a closing tag ever again. It also supports AJAX in a fully automatic manner, falling back to normal links if the browser doesn’t support it.

Is Common Lisp free?

Several implementations of the Common Lisp standard are available, including free and open-source software and proprietary products. Common Lisp is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language. It supports a combination of procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming paradigms.

Is Common Lisp compiled?

Lisp is a compiled general purpose language, in its modern use.

When was Common Lisp developed?

John McCarthy developed Lisp in 1958 while he was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). McCarthy published its design in a paper in Communications of the ACM in 1960, entitled “Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machine, Part I”.

Is JavaScript a lisp?

Yes, JavaScript is a Lisp.

Why is Lisp good for AI?

Lisp is used for AI because it supports the implementation of software that computes with symbols very well. Symbols, symbolic expressions and computing with those is at the core of Lisp.

Where is Common Lisp used?

Boeing 747 and 777 use Allegro NFS Server written in Common Lisp. Further on the subject of aviation: Boeing and Airbus use Piano – a software package in Common Lisp for aircraft design development and analysis. You can learn more about the low-level programming in Common Lisp from this talk.

What are the advantages of Common Lisp for web development?

For web development as for any other task, one can leverage Common Lisp’s advantages: the unmatched REPL that even helps to interact with a running web app, the exception handling system, performance, the ability to build a self-contained executable, stability, good threads story, strong typing, etc.

What is the difference between Common Lisp and parenscript?

Parenscript is a translator from an extended subset of Common Lisp to JavaScript. Parenscript code can run almost identically on both the browser (as JavaScript) and server (as Common Lisp). Parenscript code is treated the same way as Common Lisp code]

What are web frameworks?

Web frameworks build upon web servers and can provide facilities for common activities in web development, like a templating system, access to a database, session management, or facilities to build a REST api. Some web frameworks include: Caveman, by E. Fukamachi.

What is snooze in Lisp?

Snooze, by João Távora (Sly, Emacs’ Yasnippet, Eglot, …), is “an URL router designed around REST web services”. It is different because in Snooze, routes are just functions and HTTP conditions are just Lisp conditions.