Lisp at Use of Lisp Worldwide


Lisp is used worlwide to develop and deliver advanced software across a wide range of hardware platforms in such areas as high-end mechanical and electrical CAD, scheduling and process control, knowledge-based and expert systems, sophisticated telephone switching, workflow, complex Web applications, design automation systems, avionics software, deep space probes, and power plant safety analysis systems.

Here are a few examples (Web Sites of Lisp providers show much more).

  • Use of Lisp for research in biology
  • NASA Deep space 1 Remote Agent Experiment -- This experiment takes an even bigger step toward spacecraft autonomy with onboard computer software designed to make a wider variety of decisions. It is capable of planning and executing many onboard activities with only general direction from the ground.
  • NASA ESL (Executive Support Language) -- A language designed to support the construction of reactive control mechanisms for autonomous robots and spacecraft. ESL offers advanced control constructs for managing interacting parallel goal-and-event-driven processes. These control mechanisms are integrated with a number of other useful feature borrowed from SCL (rules and constraints), RAPS (memory properties), and Prolog (backchaining inference). The design of ESL is evolving. It is currently implemented as an extension to a multi-threaded Common Lisp
  • SchemaText, Web Authoring Technology -- provides an environment for users to manage the entire web authoring process -- including authoring-in-the-large and authoring-in-the-small as well as prototyping, revisions and multi-platform production -- the application is particularly well-suited for the design of large-scale hypertext structures.
  • Advanced Micro Devices -- Test Generator Software for Microprocessor Design Verification.
  • France-Telecom/CNET -- Transmission network management software.
  • Wisdom Technologies: CRESUS -- Cash management program which helps automate the financial corporate treasury decision-making process.
  • See also Common Lisp - Myths and legends.

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