Common Lisp logo

Common Lisp

The modern, multi-paradigm, high-performance, compiled, ANSI-standardized descendant of the long-running family of Lisp programming languages
+ 1

What is Common Lisp?

Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]
Common Lisp is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Common Lisp?

22 companies reportedly use Common Lisp in their tech stacks, including GoodRx, Salsify, and Diffbot.

58 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Common Lisp.

Common Lisp Integrations

Why developers like Common Lisp?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Common Lisp
Common Lisp Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Common Lisp in their tech stack.

Common Lisp
Common Lisp

Common Lisp Goodbye Python Lua Javascript and Ruby. This is a fantastically elegant language. Everything I've learned in Lisp has made me a better programmer elsewhere.

See more

Common Lisp Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Common Lisp?
Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
It is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language based on the Scheme dialect of Lisp. It is designed to be a platform for programming language design and implementation. It is also used for scripting, computer science education, and research.
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
See all alternatives

Common Lisp's Followers
89 developers follow Common Lisp to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Jeongsoo, Park
Fernando Manzo
Car Buretor
Vlad P
Web Dog
Manav Garg
Alexander Artemenko