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Common Lisp the Language

AuthorGuy L. Steele Entered2000-12-27 23:54:58 by bcrowell
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SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science (programming languages)
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CLtL: The Common Lisp Book
by po8 on 2001-01-14 17:38:22, review #101
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better than 98%
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better than 98%
If you have anything to do with Common Lisp, you must have this book. Stop reading this review now, and go get it. For those who are still with us, here is what Common Lisp: the Language (CLtL) is all about.

Most popular programming languages have their ``bible'', and CLtL fills that role for Common Lisp. Its style is somewhat like that of Kernighan & Ritchie's The C Programming Language, but heavier on reference material and more integrated. This book is definitely not a standalone introduction to LISP programming, but for those who already grasp the basic ideas of LISP, CLtL is simultaneously an excellent reference manual and a nice tutorial on specific Common Lisp features. The writing is clear and precise, and masterful, as befits one of the founding fathers of modern computing.

Read this book if you want to know more about Common Lisp.


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