Koschmann, Timothy D.
Date finished: 2004-07-1
I really enjoyed this introduction to the features of Common Lisp. Though the book was written in 1990 when the ANSI standard was still a draft, it doesn't delve into fiddly details and I expect its content is still relevant. Koschmann explains in his preface that the book is written for people who already have some programming experience, and therefore provides a compressed but readable introduction to the language's syntax, evaulation rules, structure and object support, control structures, and even writing some elementary macros. One chapter presents a sizable example, a logic-programming system dubbed Slolog that's a refreshing change from the clichéd factorial computations and tree traversals often used as Lisp examples. The book is near-ideal as an introduction to CL for programmers.
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%T The Common Lisp Companion %A Koschmann, Timothy D. %I Wiley %D 1990 %@ 2004-07-1 %G ISBN 0-471-50308-8 %K programming languages %P 459pp