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Successful Lisp How to Understand and Use Common Lisp Download Free Book


Successful Lisp How to Understand and Use Common Lisp Download Free Book


Successful Lisp How to Understand and Use Common Lisp Download Free Book

This free online book is written with the professional programmer in mind. Using a hands on approach it introduces the ANSI Common Lisp standard. Practical examples of working code provide an in depth view of Common Lisp programming paradigms.


This book:

  • Provides an overview of Common Lisp for the working programmer.
  • Introduces key concepts in an easy-to-read format.
  • Describes format, typical use, and possible drawbacks of all important Lisp constructs.
  • Provides practical advice for the construction of Common Lisp programs.
  • Shows examples of how Common Lisp is best used.
  • Illustrates and compares features of the most popular Common Lisp systems on desktop computers.
  • Includes discussion and examples of advanced constructs for iteration, error handling, object oriented programming, graphical user interfaces, and threading.
  • Supplements Common Lisp reference books and manuals with useful hands-on techniques.
  • Shows how to find what you need among the thousands of documented and undocumented functions and variables in a typical Common Lisp system.

Table of Contents

  • Why Bother? Or: Objections Answered
  • Is this Book for Me?
  • Essential Lisp in Twelve Lessons
  • Mastering the Essentials
  • Introducing Iteration
  • Deeper into Structures
  • A First Look at Objects as Fancy Structures
  • Lifetime and Visibility
  • Introducing Error Handling and Non-Local Exits
  • How to Find Your Way Around, Part 1
  • Destructive Modification
  • Mapping Instead of Iteration
  • Still More Things You Can Do with Sequences
  • Can Objects Really Behave Themselves?
  • Closures
  • How to Find Your Way Around, Part 2
  • Not All Comparisons are Equal
  • Very Logical, Indeed…
  • Streams
  • Macro Etiquette
  • Fancy Tricks with Function and Macro Arguments
  • How to Find Your Way Around, Part 3
  • To Err is Expected; To Recover, Divine
  • FORMAT Speaks a Different Language
  • Connecting Lisp to the Real World
  • Put on a Happy Face: Interface Builders
  • A Good Editor is Worth a Thousand Keystrokes
  • Practical Techniques for Programming
  • I Thought it was Your Turn to Take Out the Garbage
  • Helpful Hints for Debugging and Bug-Proofing
  • Handling Large Projects in Lisp
  • Dark Corners and Curiosities
  • Where to Go Next
  • Lisp History, or: Origins of Misunderstandings

Book Details

Author(s): David Lamkins
Publisher: bookfix.com
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 360
Link: Read online.

Successful Lisp How to Understand and Use Common Lisp Download Free Book

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