MCLIDE

FAQ

The MCLIDE Lisp IDE runs on MacOSX 10.4 and up (Intel or PPC). It can be used with many of the same Lisp implementations as Slime/Swank.

MCLIDE is verified to support:

MCLIDE may work at least partially with:

MCLIDE is unlikely to (yet) work with:

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MCLIDE is a free open source Macintosh IDE for Lisp implementations on any platform. It is a double-clickable, stand-alone GUI based lisp development environment that connects to a Lisp either locally or through the network. MCLIDE can automatically install most supported lisp implementations, making it easy to get going.

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Download MCLIDE 1.0b4 (May 14, 2011 - Rosetta OSX 10.6 or earlier)
Download MCLIDE 2.0a0 (February 29, 2012 - Intel 64 bit OSX 10.6 and up)
Download MCLIDE 2.0a0 for Allegro CL (July , 2012 - OSX 10.6+ 64bit)

Lisp Development Environment

MCLIDEs user interface is based the mature IDE of Macintosh Common Lisp and Clozure CL. It provides rich interactive development and debugging tools in the form of dialogs interacting with the target Lisp (screen shots). The built-in programming editor has paren matching, automatic indentation and numerous shortcuts. It comes with plug-ins providing optional lisp syntax styling and symbol completion.

MCLIDE provides a consistent developer experience regardless of the Lisp. Use it on the same computer as your Lisp system, or target one or more Lisp implementations on other computers or operating systems.

Building a Better Lisp IDE

MCLIDE complements SLIME by providing an alternative for those that would like to start using Lisp without first becoming proficient with emacs. Your feedback is encouraged and appreciated to make MCLIDE more useful and beneficial.