Why lists?

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  • Fennel

    Lua Lisp Language

    Fennel, being a surface syntax for Lua, uses Lua tables to store code, and its macros operate on tables. It has some quirks though, as there's no real unquote-splicing for example, as you can only append to the table's end (like with list* in some lisps). This isn't as problematic as it can seem though.

  • clojure

    The Clojure programming language

    Clojure is a lisp with immutable Vectors, HashMaps, Lists, Sets built in to the language.

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  • grscheme

    I also wrote a simple scheme-like interpreter (nothing to be really proud of tbh), which uses custom tree data structure, and it was quite painful to implement some things for it, because a) I knew nothing about Lisp at that point, and what I was doing at all, b) it was my first project in Rust besides tutorials :D

  • janet

    A dynamic language and bytecode vm

    Janet uses tuples instead of lists to store code AFAIK. At some point in time it was considered naming it Tupper, short for TUPle PRocessing instead of lisp processing.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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