Lisp plugins for Eclipse:

First get updated/installed the current CLISP (an ANSI Common LISP implementation) from and Eclipse IDE from Don’t forget to update your Java too.

There are two plugin providers available. The most common one seems to be CUSP and download it from BitFauna. Next one is from Dandelion. Install either one of them. Follow the instructions provided by corresponding websites.

But the easiest way of installing these plugins is by using Eclipse’s “Install New Software” from “Help” menu.

There seems to be no CUSP packages available for installation using this method. So let’s go for installing Dandelion plugins.

Open Eclipse. Go to Help>Install New Software. Click on “Add“, which is found on right hand side of “Work with” drop down box.

In the name field enter something like: “Dandelion – Eclipse Lisp Plugin Site“. In the site field enter:

Adding Dandelion as new Site Location

Press OK. It will pull the “Dandelion Environment Bundles“. From that select “Dandelion and CLISP” and “Dandelion and SBCL” for you platform.

Dandelion Environment Bundles

Click Next and finish the installation. Restart Eclipse. Go to File>New>Project. Now you will have “Lisp Project” in the wizard.

Prolog plugins for Eclipse:

Go to Help>Install New Software. Click on “Add” near “Work with” drop down box.

In name field enter something like: “Prolog Dev Tools – SWI-Prolog plugin“. In site field enter:

Adding PDT plugins for Prolog

Press OK. Select both “JTransformer” and “Prolog Development Tools”. Click Next to continue and finish installation.

Select packages for installation

Notice that now two new menu items, “JTransformer” and “Prolog“, are added to your Eclipse IDE.

Take a plunge into help on getting started and PDT tutorials. Also go to JTransformer>Help and explore the available help options.

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