Hi, it’s Vincent. I write about my Common Lisp journey here. I started the blog when I was discovering the language and the ecosystem, wishing more people wrote about CL. Because Common Lisp is was the most hidden world I know.

I now wrote tools, libraries and software, and I run a web app in production©.

I write intensively about Common Lisp on collaborative resources. My hidden plan is to make Common Lisp popular again. For this, I contribute to the Common Lisp Cookbook (I am the main contributor, by far). I wrote about: CLOS, data structures, building executables, scripting, web scraping, debugging, error handling, testing, databases, GUI programming, web development, etc, and I added a theme, a sidebar and syntax highlighting. I also take time to maintain the awesome-cl list, an important resource in my eyes. I dig up, reference and sort Common Lisp libraries (and I still discover hidden gems three years after). I do community stuff for Lisp Advocates (not the creator).

Now a newcomer has far more practical information for getting started than a few years ago. But there’s still a lot to do, and I’d like to do more. You can thank me and encourage me by donations on the following platforms. As I currently don’t have a fixed (nor big) income, that helps. Thanks!

I also write and maintain tools, libraries, software and project skeletons. Among others:




project skeletons and demos:

and others:

I contribute to awesome projects such as:

  • Weblocks, an isomorphic web framework. I helped write the quickstart, fixed HTML generation in tables, wrote more documentation, raised issues.
  • the Nyxt browser: I was part of the team in 2019, I am the second contributor of that year.

and I fix bugs when I see them (Mito (my contributions!), Djula…).

You can reach me by email at vindarel, mailz dot org. I am /u/(reverse (str:concat “vince” “zd”)) on reddit.

This website’s sources are on Gitlab: https://gitlab.com/lisp-journey/lisp-journey.gitlab.io/issues