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FAQ: Lisp Implementations and Mailing Lists 4/7 [Monthly posting]
Section - [4-9] What Lisp-related discussion groups and mailing lists exist?

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Before posting to any discussion group, please read the rest
of this FAQ, to make sure your question isn't already answered. 

Scheme-related mailing lists and newsgroups are listed in the Scheme
FAQ, and AI-related mailing lists and newsgroups are listed in the AI FAQ.
First of all, there are several Lisp-related newsgroups:
   comp.lang.lisp          General Lisp-related discussions.
                           See below for archive information.

   comp.lang.clos          Discussion related to CLOS, PCL, and
                           object-oriented programming in Lisp.
                           Gatewayed to
                           (or equivalently,
                           See below for info on the newsgroup's archives.     Discussions related to Association of Lisp Users.
                           Gatewayed to the ALU mailing list. This is an
                           organizational mailing list/newsgroup, not a 
                           technical forum.

   comp.std.lisp           For discussion of emerging standards for
                           the Lisp language, including "de facto" standards.
			   Moderated by Brad Miller <>.
                           Submissions should be sent to 
                           Archived on
                           Gatewayed to a mailing list (send mail to
                  to join).

   comp.lang.lisp.mcl      Discussions related to Macintosh
                           Common Lisp. This newsgroup is gatewayed
                           to the
                           mailing list and archived on

   comp.lang.lisp.franz    Discussion of Franz Lisp, a dialect of Lisp.
                           (Note: *not* Franz Inc's Allegro.)

   comp.lang.lisp.x        Discussion of XLISP, a dialect of Lisp, and XScheme.          Discussions related to using Medley (name exists
                           for historical reasons, and is likely to change
                           soon). Gatewayed to the info-1100 mailing list.

   comp.sys.ti.explorer	   TI Explorers Lisp machines.     Garnet, a Lisp-based GUI. and subgroups   General AI-related dicusssion.

The newsgroup comp.lang.lisp is archived on []
by month, from 1989 onward. Individual files are in rnews
format. (They contain articles prefixed by a header line "#! rnews
<nchars> archive" where <nchars> is the number of characters in the
article following the header. That format is convenient for various
news processing programs (e.g.  relaynews) and is rather easy to
process from a lisp program too.)  A copy of the GMD archives for
comp.lang.lisp is available on

We list several mailing lists below. In general, to be added to
a mailing list, send mail to the "-request" version of the address.
This avoids flooding the mailing list with annoying and trivial
administrative requests. [To subscribe to info-dylan, or
other mailing lists based at, send a message to with "subscribe <list_name>" in the
message body. Likewise use "unsubscribe <list_name>" to cancel your
subscription and "help" to get help.]

General Lisp Mailing Lists:          Technical discussion of Common Lisp.       Low volume moderated mailing list
				   associated with the Lisp Utilities 
				   Repository at CMU. (Also known as
                                       A mailing list concerning the contents
                                   of this FAQ posting only.	   Forum for use by members (current
                                   and prospective) of the Association
                                   of Lisp Users. It is bidirectionally
                                   gatewayed into the newsgroup
                          This is an
                                   organizational mailing list, 
                                   not a technical forum.

Particular Flavors of Lisp:           Macintosh Common Lisp. Gatewayed
                                   to the comp.lang.lisp.mcl newsgroup.    Automatically generated digest format
			           version of the info-mcl mailing list.           CMU Common Lisp bug reports                 Symbolics Lisp Users Group
				   Archived on and 
                               Franz Allegro Common Lisp   Lisp on the Amiga                     Kyoto Common Lisp 
                                   Archived in       Forwards to         LispWorks   CLISP
	To subscribe, send mail to
	with "subscribe clisp-list <your full name>" in the message body.
        Use "help" to get a help message back and "unsubscribe clisp-list"
        to remove yourself from the list.  TI Explorer Lisp Machine  TI Explorer Lisp Machine    Xerox/Envos Lisp machine environment,
                                   InterLisp-D, and Medley. Gatewayed to
                                   the newsgroup Will be
                                   moving to   The Franz Lisp Language. Maintainers of Franz Lisp.

Lisp Windowing Systems:           Common Lisp Window System Discussions.        CLX (Common Lisp X Windows)                    Common Lisp Interface Manager      Common Lisp User-Interface Environment      Express Windows         Garnet (send mail to
                                   or to be added)               GINA and CLM       LispWorks		   WINTERP (OSF/Motif Widget INTERPreter)         YYonX

Lisp Object-Oriented Programming:  (same as
      Discussion related to CLOS, PCL, and object-oriented programming
      in Lisp.  The name is in honor of the first freely-available
      implementation of CLOS, Xerox PARC's Portable Common Loops, and
      was originally the mailing list for discussing that
      implementation.  Now gatewayed to the comp.lang.clos newsgroup.
      The mailing list is archived on in
      the directory pub/lispusers/commonloops.  
      The CLOS code repository is in pub/lispusers/clos.

           Use of Lisp and Lisp-based systems in statistics.
	Job offers requiring a knowledge of Lisp. See [1-7].

Electronic Journals:

  Electronic Journal of Functional and Logic Programming (EJFLP)

     EJFLP is a refereed journal that will be distributed for free via e-mail.
     The aim of EJFLP is to create a new medium for research investigating the
     integration of the functional, logic and constraint programming paradigms.

     For instructions on submitting a paper, send an empty mail message with 
	Subject: Help
     You will receive an acknowledgment of your submission within a few hours.

     To subscribe to the journal, send an empty mail message to 
     You will receive an acknowledgment of your subscription within
     a few days. 

     If there are any problems with the mail-server, send mail to 

     The editorial board is: Rita Loogen (RWTH Aachen), Herbert Kuchen (RWTH
     Aachen), Michael Hanus (MPI-Saarbruecken), Manuel MT Chakravarty (TU
     Berlin), Martin Koehler (Imperial College London), Yike Guo (Imperial
     College London), Mario Rodriguez-Artalejo (Univ. Madrid), Andy Krall
     (TU Wien), Andy Mueck (LMU Muenchen), Tetsuo Ida (Univ. Tsukuba,
     Japan), Hendrik C.R. Lock (IBM Heidelberg), Andreas Hallmann (Univ.
     Dortmund), Peter Padawitz (Univ. Dortmund), Christoph Brzoska (Univ.


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