New kid on the block / introduction

Tom Novelli tnovelli at
Sat Nov 4 08:02:10 PST 2006

On 11/2/06, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb at> wrote:
> Is the SBCL compiler better than the CMUCL compiler, or just a more
> lively project and community?

SBCL is a cleaner version of CMUCL.  I think you can strip SBCL down
to the core, without the full 1500+ functions of Common Lisp, where as
CMUCL too more intertwined.  SBCL is still "beta" but seems quite
popular already.  See

Be aware that you're hearing this from a complete Lisp newbie!

- Tom

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