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Cmu Common Lisp

CMU Common Lisp is a high-performance dialect of the Lisp programming language founded at Carnegie Mellon University. It was derived from Spice Lisp and is compatible with Common Lisp, implementing most features specified in the ANSI standard. The programming language enables rapid prototyping by providing an interactive environment where functions can be called directly at the command prompt without needing to compile files ahead of time, significantly reducing development time in iterative processes. CMUCL has reached a mature state, supporting features like native threads on several platforms and efficient garbage collection that allows it to handle large-scale applications. Although it's not as widely used as other implementations today, it remains an important part of Lisp's history due to its influence on subsequent generations of Lisps and its role in research and development activities during its heyday.