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Open-source Common Lisp projects categorized as Lisp

Top 23 Common Lisp Lisp Projects

  • nyxt

    Nyxt - the hacker's power-browser.

    Project mention: What little-known browser do you use? | | 2023-02-08
  • jak-project

    Reviving the language that brought us the Jak & Daxter Series

    Project mention: Nintendo classic 'Zelda: A Link to the Past' gets an unofficial PC port | It has key enhancements like widescreen support, faster transitions and pixel shaders. | | 2023-02-06

    Jak and Daxter

  • SonarLint

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  • weird

    Generative art in Common Lisp

    Project mention: Ask HN: What weird technical scene are you fond/part of? | | 2022-11-21

    I like the drawingbots discord server, and this blog:, also follow #plottertwitter

  • clog

    CLOG - The Common Lisp Omnificent GUI

    Project mention: Looking for an alternative to Javascript | | 2023-02-02
  • sly

    Sylvester the Cat's Common Lisp IDE (by joaotavora)

    Project mention: So i wanna learn Common Lisp | | 2022-12-04

    With emacs your two choices are either SLIME or SLY. Slime is a good place to start - it's rock solid. Once you get moving you can make a judgement call on whether or not SLY has features you'd like over what SLIME has available.

  • jscl

    A Lisp-to-JavaScript compiler bootstrapped from Common Lisp

    Project mention: Live programming Common Lisp in the web browser | | 2022-09-06
  • ccl

    Clozure Common Lisp

    Project mention: Clozure Common Lisp Wiki | | 2023-01-12
  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • medley

    The main repo for the Medley Interlisp project. Wiki, Issues are here. Other repositories include maiko (the VM implementation) and (web site sources) (by Interlisp)

    Project mention: Interlisp Online | | 2022-08-28
  • om-sharp

    OM#: Visual Programming | Computer-assisted Music Compositon

    Project mention: Common Lisp and Music Composition | | 2023-01-17

    Other Common Lisp applications for music, written in LispWorks:

    ScoreCloud, Music Notation:

    MusicEase, Music Notation:

    OpenMusic, Music composition with a visual programming language:

    OM#, based on OpenMusic:

    Most of these applications are available for Mac and Windows, some even for Linux.

    OpusModus (mentioned in the article) now is on Macs (Intel / Apple Silicon) and an upcoming version is promised for Windows:

  • maru

    Maru - a tiny self-hosting lisp dialect (by attila-lendvai)

  • djula

    Common Lisp port of the Django templating language

    Project mention: Using SVGs in Common Lisp web apps with Djula | | 2022-08-08

    In this post, we are going to take a look at how to use SVG content or embed SVGs inside your HTML with the Djula templating engine in a Common Lisp web application.

  • one-more-re-nightmare

    A fast regular expression compiler in Common Lisp

    Project mention: Don't be lazy this month! | | 2022-06-10

    one-more-re-nightmare used to let you write Σ, but I then tried to search Greek stuff with it and it went wrong. So now there's...$ for all characters (since that's not used for end-of-line assertions).

  • bike

    Common Lisp .Net Core Interop

    Project mention: .NET implementation of Common Lisp | | 2022-11-09

    Apparently, it’s bike:

  • jzon

    A correct and safe JSON parser.

  • clingon

    Command-line options parser system for Common Lisp

    Project mention: clingon v0.4.0 released | | 2023-01-24
  • rpcq

    The RPC framework and message specification for @rigetti Quantum Cloud Services.

    Project mention: RPC libraries? | | 2022-04-11

    And rpcq is an RPC framework and message specification for Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services.

  • cl-patterns

    Library for writing patterns to generate or process (a)musical sequences of mathematically (un)related (non-)compound values in Lisp.

  • legochain

    Simple educational blockchain in Common LIsp

  • cl-rest-server

    Serve REST APIs from Common Lisp

    Project mention: Sell me on Common Lisp please (or something else?) | | 2022-09-06

    no, I don't know of a nice looking, dynamic project to write a REST api with buzzwords :/ Probably Clojure has more libraries in that field. The one lib I know is that tries to do sthg with OpenAPI. It's a WIP though. So, to write a REST api for my app, I just use Hunchentoot and I write the routes myself, with easy-routes. Other routes libraries could do like

  • nature-of-code

    Nature of code exercises and examples implemented in Common Lisp

  • ftw

    Common Lisp Win32 GUI library

    Project mention: Use SBCL to take a screenshot on Windows | | 2022-11-11

    If there's a way to do it with the win32 API, then this library might help:

  • literate-lisp

    Load Common Lisp code blocks from Org files

    Project mention: Sile: A Modern Rewrite of TeX | | 2022-11-03
  • polymorphic-functions

    A function type to dispatch on types instead of classes with partial support for dispatching on optional and keyword argument types.

    Project mention: defgeneric and &rest | | 2023-01-21

    If you want to dispatch on vectors, you can try out polymorphic-functions which was made for the express purpose of dispatching on specialized arrays aka types rather than classes.

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-02-08.

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What are some of the best open-source Lisp projects in Common Lisp? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 nyxt 8,155
2 jak-project 2,260
3 weird 1,502
4 clog 1,147
5 sly 1,034
6 jscl 813
7 ccl 715
8 medley 226
9 om-sharp 158
10 maru 143
11 djula 130
12 one-more-re-nightmare 115
13 bike 114
14 jzon 84
15 clingon 74
16 rpcq 68
17 cl-patterns 64
18 legochain 59
19 cl-rest-server 59
20 nature-of-code 54
21 ftw 50
22 literate-lisp 46
23 polymorphic-functions 42
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