[Git][cmucl/cmucl][master] Add list of features to README.
rtoy at common-lisp.net
Sat Jan 9 18:50:32 UTC 2016
Raymond Toy pushed to branch master at cmucl / cmucl
5c10ab93 by Raymond Toy at 2016-01-09T10:50:21Z
Add list of features to README.
(Taken from the wiki intro.)
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@@ -8,3 +8,45 @@ debugger and code profiler; and an Emacs-like editor implemented in
Common Lisp. CMUCL is maintained by a team of volunteers collaborating
over the Internet, and is mostly in the public domain.
+Here is a summary of its main features:
+* support for **static arrays** that are never moved by GC but are
+ properly removed when no longer referenced.
+* **Unicode** support, including many of the most common external
+ formats such as UTF-8 and support for handling Unix, DOS, and
+ Mac end-of-line schemes.
+* native **double-double floats** including complex double-double
+ floats and specialized arrays for double-double floats and and
+ complex double-double floats that give approximately 106 bits
+ (32 digits) of precision.
+* a **sophisticated native-code compiler** which is capable of
+ powerful type inferences, and generates code competitive in
+ speed with C compilers.
+* **generational garbage collection** on all supported
+* **multiprocessing capability** on the x86 ports.
+* a foreign function interface which allows interfacing with C code
+ and system libraries, including shared libraries on most platforms,
+ and direct access to Unix system calls.
+* support for interprocess communication and remote procedure calls.
+* an implementation of CLOS, the [Common Lisp Object
+ which includes multimethods and a metaobject protocol.
+* a graphical source-level debugger using a Motif interface, and a
+ code profiler.
+* an interface to the X11 Window System (CLX), and a sophisticated
+ graphical widget library ([Garnet](https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~garnet/),
+ available separately).
+* programmer-extensible input and output streams ([Gray
+* an Emacs-like editor,
+ [Hemlock](http://cmucl.org/hemlock/index.html), implemented in
+ Common Lisp.
+* **freely redistributable**: free, with full source code (most of
+ which is in the public domain) and no strings attached (and no
+ warranty). Like the GNU/Linux and *BSD operating systems, CMUCL is
+ maintained and improved by a team of volunteers collaborating over
+ the Internet.
View it on GitLab: https://gitlab.common-lisp.net/cmucl/cmucl/commit/5c10ab93105fa6e095bbcbb05c2abca473aebecd
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