LispWorks

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LispWorks
ParadigmsMulti-paradigm: procedural, functional, object-oriented, meta, reflective, generic
FamilyLisp
DevelopersHarlequin Ltd. 1987–2000
Xanalys Ltd. 2001–2005
LispWorks Ltd. 2005–2019
First appeared1989; 30 years ago (1989)
Stable release
7.1.1 / June 26, 2018; 12 months ago (2018-06-26)
Typing disciplineDynamic, strong
ScopeLexical, optional dynamic
Implementation languageCommon Lisp
PlatformIA-32, x86-64, ARM, SPARC, PowerPC
OSWindows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, AIX, Android, iOS
LicenseProprietary
Websitelispworks.com
Influenced by
Lisp, Common Lisp

LispWorks is computer software, a proprietary implementation and integrated development environment (IDE) for the programming language Common Lisp. LispWorks was developed by the UK software company Harlequin Ltd., and first published in 1989.[1] Harlequin ultimately spun off its Lisp division as Xanalys Ltd., which took over management and rights to LispWorks. In January 2005, the Xanalys Lisp team formed LispWorks Ltd. to market, develop, and support the software.

LispWorks's features include:

The Enterprise edition also includes KnowledgeWorks, which supports rule-based or logic programming (including support for Prolog); the CommonSQL database interface; and a Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) binding.

In September 2009, it was announced that LispWorks 6 would support concurrent threads and the CAPI graphics toolkit has been extended to support GTK+.[3] LispWorks 6.1, released in January 2012,[4] includes many further enhancements to CAPI, such as support for anti-aliased drawing.

LispWorks ran on the spacecraft Deep Space 1. The application called RAX won the NASA Software of the Year award in 1999.[5]

Releases[edit]

Date Version Company Notes
1987 alpha Harlequin Begun by British firm
12 Sep 1989 1.0 Harlequin GUI with CLX, CLUE, and LispWorks toolkit
Dec 1991 3.0 Harlequin
17 Mar 1997 4.0 Harlequin For Windows, GUI with CAPI
6 Jan 1999 4.1 Harlequin With CORBA
19 Feb 2001 4.1.20 Xanalys
19 Dec 2001 4.2 Xanalys No runtime fees for applications on Microsoft Windows
5 May 2002 4.2.6 Xanalys
30 Jun 2003 4.3 Xanalys First release for macOS, with Cocoa support
8 Dec 2004 4.4 Xanalys
15 Apr 2005 4.4.5 LispWorks
31 Jul 2006 5.0 LispWorks
27 Mar 2008 5.1 LispWorks
6 Jan 2010 6.0 LispWorks With symmetric multiprocessing
27 Jan 2012 6.1 LispWorks
5 May 2015 7.0 LispWorks[6] ARM Linux, iOS, Android, full Unicode, Hobbyist Edition
13 Nov 2017 7.1 LispWorks[7] 64-bit iOS, ARM64 Linux

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "LispWorks 1.0 released in 1989".
  2. ^ "The Listener (LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version))". 12 Feb 2015. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  3. ^ "LispWorks 6.0 beta announcement". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  4. ^ "Release of LispWorks 6.1". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  5. ^ "NASA Software of the Year award for Harlequin based development" (PDF). Globalgraphics.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  6. ^ "Release of LispWorks 7.0". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  7. ^ "Release of LispWorks 7.1". Lispworks.com. Retrieved 2018-03-07.