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April: APL Compiling to Common Lisp

Sengul, Andrew

This paper demonstrates the April APL compiler (code hosted at April compiles a subset of the APL language into Common Lisp, allowing APL’s terse, efficient syntax to be leveraged for array processing and mathematical operations within a Common Lisp program. Along with the compiler April includes a suite of specification tools making it easy to extend the language, allowing for a uniquely flexible development approach. Released under the permissive Apache 2.0 license, April has been leveraged in a graphical display hardware startup and a variety of applications including statistical analysis, vector graphics and terminal interfaces.

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