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Portable Standard LISP for CRAY X-MP Computers.

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  • Portable Standard LISP (PSL) is a portable implementation of the programming language LISP constructed at the University of Utah. The version 3.4 of PSL was implemented for CRAY X-MP computers by Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum Berlin; this implementation is based to an important part on the earlier implementation of PSL 3.2 at the University of Utah, Los Alamos National Laboratories and CRAY Research Inc. at Mendota Heights. During the work on implementing PSL the language LISP was investigated for areas which can be supported by vector hardware. One area was found in the COMMON LISP sequence functions and some typical application areas of LISP programming can be improved by vector processing too. A model for the implementation of vector instructions in LISP was developed. For arithmetic an experimental vectorizing extent of the PSL compiler was constructed. With this means full vector hardware capacity can become available for LISP applications.

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Author:Herbert Melenk, Winfried Neun
Document Type:ZIB-Report
Date of first Publication:1986/11/01
Series (Serial Number):ZIB-Report (SC-86-02)
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