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Common LISP

The Language

  • 2nd Edition - June 15, 1984
  • Author: Guy Steele
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 0 2 2 6 - 7

The defacto standard - a must-have for all LISP programmers.In this greatly expanded edition of the defacto standard, you'll learn about the nearly 200 changes already made since… Read more

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The defacto standard - a must-have for all LISP programmers.


In this greatly expanded edition of the defacto standard, you'll learn about the nearly 200 changes already made since original publication - and find out about gray areas likely to be revised later. Written by the Vice- Chairman of X3J13 (the ANSI
committee responsible for the standardization of Common Lisp) and co-developer of the language itself, the new edition contains the entire text of the first edition plus six completely new chapters. They cover: - CLOS, the Common Lisp Object System, with new features to support function overloading and object-oriented programming, plus complete technical specifications * Loops, a powerful control structure for multiple variables * Conditions, a generalization of the error signaling mechanism * Series and generators * Plus other subjects not part of the ANSI standards but of interest to professional programmers. Throughout, you'll find fresh examples, additional clarifications, warnings, and tips - all presented with the author's customary vigor and wit.