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16 ANSI Common Lisp

Graham has an excellent Lisp coding style. His code is maintainable and portable. Function definitions are short and well-motivated, and, for the most part, variable and function names are clear and helpful.

Chris Riesbeck

The aim of this book is to teach you Common Lisp quickly and thoroughly.

It is two books in one:

  1. Tutorial that explains all the essential concepts of Lisp programming;
  2. Up-to-date summary of ANSI Common Lisp describing every operator in the language.

It assumes no prior knowledge of Lisp. It begins with the most basic concepts, and pays special attention to the points that tend to confuse someone seeing Lisp for the first time.

The best way to learn Lisp is to use it. This book is designed to get you started as quickly as possible. After a brief Introduction,

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