Practical Common Lisp

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Apress, Nov 1, 2006 - Computers - 554 pages
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* Treats LISP as a language for commercial applications, not a language for academic AI concerns. This could be considered to be a secondary text for the Lisp course that most schools teach . This would appeal to students who sat through a LISP course in college without quite getting it – so a "nostalgia" approach, as in "wow-lisp can be practical..."

* Discusses the Lisp programming model and environment. Contains an introduction to the language and gives a thorough overview of all of Common Lisp’s main features.

* Designed for experienced programmers no matter what languages they may be coming from and written for a modern audience—programmers who are familiar with languages like Java, Python, and Perl.

* Includes several examples of working code that actually does something useful like Web programming and database access.

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I personally found this book a disappointment... With all the reviews and high ratings of this book, it really did not live up to all the hype. For readers that truly want to learn the Common LISP ... Read full review

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I read most of this book and skimmed some of the latter part, but found it excellent. A real eye-opener to what Common LISP is really all about. Actually a very powerful language that I would enjoy ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Peter Seibel is a serious developer of long standing. In the early days of the Web, he hacked Perl for Mother Jones and Organic Online. He participated in the Java revolution as an early employee at WebLogic which, after its acquisition by BEA, became the cornerstone of the latter's rapid growth in the J2EE sphere. He has also taught Java programming at UC Berkeley Extension. He is the author of Practical Common LISP from Apress.