Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 02:12:56 -0600
From: Michael Dreesen <>
Subject: lisp compiler

 Hi, for those students in cs476 (AI) that would like to work in the
comfort of their own home, CMU offers cmucl (CMU Common Lisp) for free.
Information on finding and installing it can be found at  I've successfully installed in
on Redhat Linux 6.1  I recommend first getting XEmacs if you do not
already have it ( and also installing the *.el
(elisp) files.  Also, a trial version of Allegro Common Lisp is
available from their website ( for one month trials
for up to six months.


Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 00:24:11 -0600
From: Michael Dreesen <>
Subject: Re: [ lisp compiler]

Hi All--

Well, I mirrored the necrssary files at  I put everything in redhat rpm format
for ease of use.  Copy the contents of the "emacs" file to your .emacs.
Install the rpms with "rpm -Uvh (name).rpm".  You must be root to
install.  After installing the rpms, as root type "ln -s
/usr/lib/cmucl/lisp-safe.core /usr/lib/cmucl/lisp.core".  Now, from
xemacs enter "M-x cmulisp" to enter interactive mode.  For help on using
the compiler to create linux executables, executing UNIX system calls,
inter-process communication, etc, see the CMUCL-user.pdf.