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9. Dylan

Dylan is a LISP -like language created at Apple as a scripting language. It is quite dynamic, like Lisp, has a syntax similar to C, and provides an object system similar to CLOS. Apple discontinued efforts to develop and deploy it. The parallels to Common Lisp are very strong as a number of the designers of Dylan were involved with CL standardization.

Folks at CMU are maintaining the Gwydion Dylan implementation for Linux and other Unix-like OSes; it can behave both as an interpreter as well as compiling into C code...

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