Librep is a shared library implementing a Lisp dialect that is lightweight, reasonably fast, and highly extensible. It had been authored by John Harper. It contains an interpreter, byte-code compiler and virtual machine. Applications may use the interpreter as an extension language, or it may be used for standalone scripts.
Rep was originally inspired by Emacs Lisp. However one of the main deficiencies of elisp--the reliance on dynamic scope--has been removed. Also, rep only has a single namespace for symbols.
Librep is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, copyright John Harper, and is known to compile on at least the following architectures: Alpha AMD64 ARMEL ARM HPPA IA-32 IA-64 M68k MIPS MIPSEL PowerPC PowerPC-64 S390 SPARC X86 (according to Debian documentation).
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· For extra modules, now shared objects are loaded rather than libtoo archives.
· The architecture and version have been removed from installation paths, and the soname bumped to 16.0.0, thus all packages linking against librep need to be rebuilt.
· Improved Debian packaging scripts.