Conference paper Open Access
We present Climb, an experimental generic image processing library written in Common Lisp. Most image processing libraries are developed in static languages such as C or C++ (often for performance reasons). The motivation behind Climb is to provide an alternative view of the same domain, from the perspective of dynamic languages. More precisely, the main goal of Climb is to explore the dynamic way(s) of addressing the question of genericity, while applying the research to a concrete domain. Although still a prototype, Climb already features several levels of genericity and ships with a set of built-in algorithms as well as means to combine them.