A thing made in Lisp.
I had previously been pointed towards Scheme as one of those links to precursor technology.. and I like the idea of delving into the deep dark past but that particular bit of effort didn't pan out / feel right.
PCLinuxOS has the packages clisp and umb-scheme.
Scheme Implementations ∞
- A Scheme implementation devoted to one goal: enabling Scheme based programming style where C(++) is usually required. Bigloo attempts to make Scheme practical by offering features usually presented by traditional programming languages but not offered by Scheme and functional programming. Bigloo compiles Scheme modules. It delivers small and fast stand alone binary executables. Bigloo enables full connections between Scheme and C programs, between Scheme and Java programs, and between Scheme and C# programs.
- An implementation of Scheme written by Richard Kelsey and Jonathan Rees. It is based on a byte-code interpreter and is designed to be used as a testbed for experiments in implementation techniques and as an expository tool.
- A library designed to help programmers create flexible applications. Using Guile in an application allows programmers to write plug-ins, or modules (there are many names, but the concept is essentially the same) and users to use them to have an application fit their needs.
- A small-footprint implementation of the Scheme programming language that is provided with some database, unix programming and cgi scripting extensions.
Random Stuff ∞
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.ai.mit.edu/docs/articles/good-news/good-news.html - articles and stories..