Lisp Flavored Erlang, aka Lisp Flavored Erlang, is an actively used programming language created in 2008. Lisp Flavored Erlang (LFE) is a functional, concurrent, general-purpose programming language and Lisp dialect built on top of Core Erlang and the Erlang Virtual Machine (BEAM). LFE builds on top of Erlang in order to provide a Lisp syntax for writing distributed, fault-tolerant, soft real-time, non-stop applications. LFE also extends Erlang to support meta-programming with Lisp macros and an improved developer experience with a feature-rich REPL. Read more on Wikipedia...
- Lisp Flavored Erlang ranks in the top 25% of languages
- the Lisp Flavored Erlang wikipedia page
- Lisp Flavored Erlang first appeared in 2008
- file extensions for Lisp Flavored Erlang include lfe and hrl
- See also: erlang, common-lisp, scheme, elixir, hy, lisp
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Example code from Linguist:
;; Copyright (c) 2013 Duncan McGreggor <firstname.lastname@example.org> ;; ;; Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); ;; you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. ;; You may obtain a copy of the License at ;; ;; http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 ;; ;; Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software ;; distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, ;; WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. ;; See the License for the specific language governing permissions and ;; limitations under the License. ;; File : church.lfe ;; Author : Duncan McGreggor ;; Purpose : Demonstrating church numerals from the lambda calculus ;; The code below was used to create the section of the user guide here: ;; http://lfe.github.io/user-guide/recursion/5.html ;; ;; Here is some example usage: ;; ;; > (slurp '"church.lfe") ;; #(ok church) ;; > (zero) ;; #Fun<lfe_eval.10.53503600> ;; > (church->int1 (zero)) ;; 0 ;; > (church->int1 (three)) ;; 3 ;; > (church->int1 (five)) ;; 5 ;; > (church->int2 #'five/0) ;; 5 ;; > (church->int2 (lambda () (get-church 25))) ;; 25 (defmodule church (export all)) (defun zero () (lambda (s) (lambda (x) x))) (defun one () (lambda (s) (lambda (x) (funcall s x)))) (defun two () (lambda (s) (lambda (x) (funcall s (funcall s x))))) (defun three () (lambda (s) (lambda (x) (funcall s (funcall s (funcall s x)))))) (defun four () (lambda (s) (lambda (x) (funcall s (funcall s (funcall s (funcall s x))))))) (defun five () (get-church 5)) (defun int-successor (n) (+ n 1)) (defun church->int1 (church-numeral) " Converts a called church numeral to an integer, e.g.: > (church->int1 (five)) " (funcall (funcall church-numeral #'int-successor/1) 0)) (defun church->int2 (church-numeral) " Converts a non-called church numeral to an integer, e.g.: > (church->int2 #'five/0) " (funcall (funcall (funcall church-numeral) #'int-successor/1) 0)) (defun church-successor (church-numeral) (lambda (s) (lambda (x) (funcall s (funcall (funcall church-numeral s) x))))) (defun get-church (church-numeral count limit) (cond ((== count limit) church-numeral) ((/= count limit) (get-church (church-successor church-numeral) (+ 1 count) limit)))) (defun get-church (integer) (get-church (zero) 0 integer))
Example code from Wikipedia:
(defun parse-args (flag) "Given one or more command-line arguments, extract the passed values. For example, if the following was passed via the command line: $ erl -my-flag my-value-1 -my-flag my-value-2 One could then extract it in an LFE program by calling this function: (let ((args (parse-args 'my-flag))) ... ) In this example, the value assigned to the arg variable would be a list containing the values my-value-1 and my-value-2." (let ((`#(ok ,data) (init:get_argument flag))) (lists:merge data))) (defun get-pages () "With no argument, assume 'url parameter was passed via command line." (let ((urls (parse-args 'url))) (get-pages urls))) (defun get-pages (urls) "Start inets and make (potentially many) HTTP requests." (inets:start) (plists:map (lambda (x) (get-page x)) urls)) (defun get-page (url) "Make a single HTTP request." (let* ((method 'get) (headers '()) (request-data `#(,url ,headers)) (http-options ()) (request-options '(#(sync false)))) (httpc:request method request-data http-options request-options) (receive (`#(http #(,request-id #(error ,reason))) (io:format "Error: ~p~n" `(,reason))) (`#(http #(,request-id ,result)) (io:format "Result: ~p~n" `(,result))))))
Last updated January 15th, 2020