The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
A dialect of Lisp defined by a consortium of
companies brought together in 1981 by the Defence Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Companies included
Symbolics, Lisp Machines, Inc., Digital Equipment
Corporation, Bell Labs., Xerox, Hewlett-Packard,
Lawrence Livermore Labs., Carnegie-Mellon University,
Stanford University, Yale, MIT and USC Berkeley.
Common Lisp is lexically scoped by default but can be
Common Lisp is a large and complex language, fairly close to a
superset of MacLisp. It features lexical binding, data
structures using defstruct and setf, closures, multiple
values, types using declare and a variety of numerical types.
Function calls allow "&optional", keyword and "&rest"
arguments. Generic sequence can either be a list or an
array. It provides formatted printing using escape
characters. Common LISP now includes CLOS, an extended LOOP
macro, condition system, pretty printing and logical
Implementations include AKCL, CCL, CLiCC, CLISP,
CLX, CMU Common Lisp, DCL, KCL, MCL and WCL.
Mailing list: .
ANSI Common Lisp draft proposal
["Common LISP: The Language", Guy L. Steele, Digital Press
1984, ISBN 0-932376-41-X].
["Common LISP: The Language, 2nd Edition", Guy L. Steele,
Digital Press 1990, ISBN 1-55558-041-6].