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Static Executables with SBCL

posted on 2021-01-05 13:00:00

Common Lisp is an amazing language with many great implementations. The image based development paradigm vastly increases developer productivity and enjoyment. However, there frequently comes a time in a program's life cycle where development pauses and a version must be delivered for use by non-developers. There are many tools available to build an executable in Common Lisp, most of which follow the theme of "construct a Lisp image in memory, then dump it to disk for later reloading". That being said, none of the existing methods fit 100% of my use cases, so this post is dedicated to documenting how I filled the gap by convincing SBCL to generate completely static executables.

Hello, World!

posted on 2021-01-05 12:00:00

I've been meaning to start a technical blog for, oh, the last N years or so, but never got around to it. I finally decided that this was going to be the year for it to happen.

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