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ANSI Common Lisp combines an introduction to Lisp programming, and a convenient, up-to-date reference manual for ANSI Common Lisp. Beginners will find that its careful explanations and interesting examples make Lisp programming easy to learn. Professional programmers will appreciate its thorough, practical approach.FEATURES:• An up-to-date reference manual for ANSI CommonANSI Common Lisp combines an introduction to Lisp programming, and a convenient, up-to-date reference manual for ANSI Common Lisp. Beginners will find that its careful explanations and interesting examples make Lisp programming easy to learn. Professional programmers will appreciate its thorough, practical approach.FEATURES:• An up-to-date reference manual for ANSI Common Lisp.• An in-depth look at object-oriented programming. Explains the Common Lisp Object System (CLOS), and also shows how to write your own object-oriented language.• Over 20 substantial examples, including programs for ray-tracing, text generation, pattern-matching, logical inference, generating HTML, sorting and searching, file I/O, compression, and date arithmetic.• Special attention to critical concepts, including prefix syntax, code vs. data, recursion, functional programming, types, implicit pointers, dynamic allocation, closures, macros, class precedence, and generic functions vs. message-passing.• A complete guide to optimization.• The clearest and most thorough explanation of macros in any introductory book.• Examples that illustrate Lisp programming styles, including rapid prototyping, bottom-up programming, object-oriented programming, and embedded languages.• An appendix on debugging, with examples of common errors....

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ISBN : 9780133708752
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Number of Pages : 444 Pages
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ANSI Common Lisp Reviews

  • John Chilton
    2018-10-26 18:29

    If you are going to read one book on Lisps or functional programming, it should be Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. If you are going to read a second book, you should reread SICP. When you are ready for a third book, this is a pretty good option. This is a better book than Programming Clojure or any of the various scheme books I have read, but it is perhaps too focused on the particulars of Common LISP and not about functional programming more broadly, so there might not be as much in this book for you if you are not programming Common LISP. I could not recommend Common LISP over Scheme or Clojure, so despite the fact this is a better book I would have to recommend The Seasoned Schemer, How to Design Programs, or Programming Clojure over this book for the typical developer.

  • Marshall
    2018-10-16 17:37

    This is what programming books should be like. It explains the Lisp language thoroughly but without fanfare. It is packed with information and several helpful examples. It's not dumbed down, but it's easy to follow. It was even able to make macros explicable, the first treatment of the subject that made sense to me. After reading this book, I felt like I had more than enough to start coding. It's also a fabulous reference, which is important as much of the power of Lisp is in its hundreds of built-in functions. Something that was missing in this book was some discussion of how to use 3rd-party libraries. In general, this book feels more theoretical than practical.

  • Kyle The Hacker
    2018-10-25 00:32

    This is the standard tome of Lisp learning, and it is indeed a venerable book. Starting from the very basics and working up through more advanced topics, it is perfect for someone just getting started with programming in general. It does start a little slow if you are familiar with programming but it moves quickly, so it's not too much of a problem. Although Successful Lisp might be a better choice to learn Lisp from, I keep a copy of this on hand for its indispensable Appendix D, the language reference. Much more concise (but obviously less in-depth) than Common Lisp, the Language, it's quite useful for keep a reference on hand.

  • Christoffer Ventus
    2018-10-23 00:20

    This is an okay book describing the language and libraries of Common Lisp. It also shows how to utilize all this for some non-trivial cases to make the best use of the language possible.But sometimes I got a bit distracted by Grahams's smug way of writing. But that's a recurring theme in Lisp texts as far as I've seen.This book did not make me want to code in Lisp (SICP did a much better work at that).

  • Guru Devanla
    2018-10-18 22:21

    After getting a good handle on Clojure, I was curious what the original LISP provided that Clojure did not. I did a read this book with that question in mind. I am convinced Clojure picks on all the powerful features of LISP, but gets ahead of the standard lisps with its emphasis on immutability and focus on concurrent operations. Though, these aspects can be achieved with LISP, I am convinced Clojure just makes it transparent.

  • Andrew Shulaev
    2018-11-09 23:48

    A good read. I wasn't amazed by ideas presented in this book (because of my familiarity with Lisp), but it serves well as an introduction to Common Lisp. I liked fast pace in which material is presented, without many unnecessary words.

  • Jonathan
    2018-10-19 18:31

    A great book to introduce you to Common Lisp. It will get you started on the right footing, and it's worth noting where some of the style points are, because you'll most likely end up looking for those parts again.

  • Neal Aggarwal
    2018-10-26 21:18

    This book is the intro to the language that I followed up with On LISP. Taken together the books are a treasure trove to me. I keep going through them again and again. My most recent reading at end 2013 brought up new insights AGAIN!

  • Jeff Foster
    2018-10-15 21:34

    Perhaps not as eye opening as On Lisp, but instils a sense that you are learning something amazing that's going to change the way you think. Worth it for that alone!

  • William Roe
    2018-11-02 17:41

    I don't think I've read any book that's advanced my programming knowledge more than this little book.

  • Tim
    2018-10-20 19:21

    This book and Pete Seibel's Practical Common Lisp are way to common lisp. Perhaps now Stu Halloway's Programming Clojure should join these.

  • Didik
    2018-11-09 01:36

    I learn a programming language accidentallyOne day I was given a gift of a laptop from my brotherand I don't know what would I do with itthat in the end my friend give me a copy ansi common lispafter so long I read with a capital of the brain below the average with my english is very bad, I am trying to understand it, though with much difficulty everywherebut eventually, I was able to give a command in the terminal comand and REPL run in accordance with my wishes and that day I felt happy once.although my experience was very funny and sillyplease be understood me, I come from third world countries and very poor.My purpose, learn common lisp is to help relieve and create a sense of ease among people with what I earn in the future.because, in the world there are still many people who have problems with computing.

  • Ryan
    2018-11-11 20:39

    Common Lisp demonstrates how an elegant concept can snowball into an unmanageable mess. This book documents that mess well.

  • Antonio Ognio
    2018-11-02 17:22

    Mandatory book on Common Lisp. Textbook for the "Programación No-Procedural" course at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.

  • Joe
    2018-11-03 20:44

    LISP is the best language in the world. This is just a tribute.