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Maybe a mix of C and CommonLisp can solve filling the gaps in missing libraries.

It’s actually that easy to talk to C from Common Lisp:

Example C function

int add(int a, int b) {
  return a + b;

Compiile as a shared library with GCC.

% gcc -c -Wall -Werror -fpic lib.c
% gcc -shared -o mylib.so lib.o

Locate your library and define a foreign function in Common Lisp (#LispWorks in this case):

(fli:register-module "mylib.so")

    (add "add" :source)
    ((a :int)
     (b :int))
    :result-type :int
    :language :ansi-c)

Enjoy the fruits:

(add 66 3)
> 69


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