[plt-scheme] Examples of Scheme (or Lisp) in real-world

From: Gregory Cooper (ghcooper at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Mar 9 15:57:17 EST 2010

In case it hasn't been mentioned already, ITA Software's (
www.itasoftware.com) popular airfare search engine is written in Common
Lisp, as is the core of their airline reservation system.


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Ciprian Dorin, Craciun <
ciprian.craciun at gmail.com> wrote:

>    Hello all!
>    I'm in the position where I'm teaching a Lisp laboratory at my
> university (undergraduate level). The problem is that all the students
> are reluctant to this new language and deem it somewhere between a toy
> and an academic / research language... (I know... I'm a bad teacher :)
> .)
>    So in order to capture their attention I would like to give them
> some real-world applications where Lisp (Scheme, Common Lisp, or
> something derived from Lisp) is a major component. (By real world
> application I mean something released either as a software product or
> a web-based system...)
>    (I know that the main reason for learning Lisp is both for it's
> functional programming style and meta-programming... But try telling
> this to a bunch of kids who think that knowing PHP, MySQL and the
> latest and greatest JavaScript library means computer science... :) )
>    So I know a few ones:
>    * Yahoo Store (early version) done by Paul Graham;
>    * Reddit (written in PLT Scheme and then rewritten in Python);
>    * Y Combinator (Arc over PLT Scheme);
>    * WebBlocks (actually a framework);
>    * any other examples?
>    Replies very much appreciated,
>    Ciprian.
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