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sr #103237: Documentation - how to compile to C

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Submitted on:  Wed 04 Aug 2004 02:42:44 AM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Done
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Thu 21 Nov 2013 09:51:51 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for your report! The gcl-si manual has the details of the traditional C FFI interface, defentry. git master has an improved mechanism, defdlfun, which allows one instruction access to external (C) shared libraries that is persistent across image saves. GCL does not compile to a C library to be invoked in a C program, but rather operates with the understanding that lisp will be the 'toplevel' and C functions called therefrom. For the alternate 'embedded' approach, you might want to check out ecl.

Camm Maguire <camm>
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Wed 04 Aug 2004 02:42:44 AM UTC, original submission:

Can someone point me to the documentation set explaining specificlly how to compile Lisp to C, and how to incorporate the object/source files with other C applications. Also, any general gcl notes explaining the features of gcl would be great. I am not looking for a Lisp tutorial, but a gcl manual.



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