Kilo LISP

A Kilo Byte-Sized LISP System

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Kilo LISP is a small interpreter for purely symbolic LISP. Its source consists of 25K bytes of comprehensible code (20KB C, 5KB LISP) and it runs in 64K bytes of memory. None the less it offers:

The code should compile with any C89 (K&R2/ANSI/ISO) C compiler. It even compiles with Turbo C 2.0 or SubC and with K&R (pre-ANSI) C when using unproto. It does not use any stdio functions and compiles to a static executable of

Language-wise, Kilo LISP is a LISP-1 using tail recursion to implement iteration. It is a bit like Scheme, but using more LISPy syntax and function names. See the manual for details.

Since some of you have discovered the book: it is a retro-style, overpriced hardcover edition for my own personal amusement only and contains nothing that cannot be found on this page!


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