Discussion of the new generation of Clojure-inspired Lisps.

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/lisp

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  • Carp

    A statically typed lisp, without a GC, for real-time applications.

    Carp - Very similar niche to Rust. High performance, borrow-checked and Hindley-Milner type-inferred, aimed at low-latency applications such as games and GUIs. For my money, probably a great candidate for a general-purpose Lisp where performance *is* a top-tier priority.

  • janet

    A dynamic language and bytecode vm

    Janet - Very similar niche to Python or Lua. Very small, dynamic, bytecode-interpreted, C interoperability, perfect for scripting. For my money, probably a great candidate for a general-purpose Lisp where performance *isn't* a top-tier priority.

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  • Fennel

    Lua Lisp Language

    Fennel - Compiles to Lua, 100% interoperable with Lua. An alternative syntax with all its Lispy features for Lua.

  • ClojureDart

    A port of Clojure that compiles to Dart

    Maybe not precisely relevant - since it's not Clojure-inspired language but a port of Clojure, still, you can probably add ClojureDart to that list. Tensegritics/ClojureDart.

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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