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Scripting in Common Lisp

Full-fledged systems and libraries have always been a comfortable zone for Common Lisp users. However, for a long time, there has not been a definitive solution in using CL as a scripting language. A scripting language, in this context, means something that is similar in spirit to command line shells—that is, one that is used to issue, control, and manage system commands on the application level. The meaning also extends to the automation of the execution of tasks that are otherwise done one-by-one. In this article, I will give a short introduction on how to use CL in the scripting domain.