On Lisp: Advanced Techniques for Common Lisp

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Prentice Hall, 1994 - Computers - 413 pages
Starting in the 1980s, Lisp began to be used in several large systems, including Emacs, Autocad, and Interleaf. On Lisp explains the reasons behind Lisp's growing popularity as a mainstream programming language. On Lisp is a comprehensive study of advanced Lisp techniques, with bottom-up programming as the unifying theme. It gives the first complete description of macros and macro applications. The book also covers important subjects related to bottom-up programming, including functional programming, rapid prototyping, interactive development, and embedded languages. The final chapter takes a deeper look at object-oriented programming than previous Lisp books, showing the step-by-step construction of a working model of the Common Lisp Object System (CLOS). As well as an indispensable reference, On Lisp is a source of software. Its examples form a library of functions and macros that readers will be able to use in their own Lisp programs.

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User Review  - nillacat - LibraryThing

This book teaches how to think in Lisp. Read it after Norvig's Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming, which is really a general Lisp programming book in spite of the title. Graham is a very good programmer and you will learn a lot from reading his code. Read full review

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User Review  - casutton - LibraryThing

A classic book of advanced Lisp hackery, especially involving macros. Contains much stuff that is available nowhere else. If you want to understand why Lisp can do things that no other language I know can, this is the book. Read full review


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