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  • Title Practical Common Lisp
  • Author(s) Peter Seibel
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. 2005. Corr. 3rd printing edition (April 11, 2005)
  • Paperback 500 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590592395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590592397
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Book Description

it has a fresh view on the language and the examples in the later chapters are usable in your day-to-day work as a programmer. If you're interested in Lisp as it relates to Python or Perl, and want to learn through doing rather than watching, Practical Common Lisp is an excellent entry point.

Lisp is often thought of as an academic language, but it need not be. This is the first book that introduces Lisp as a language for the real world.

Practical Common Lisp presents a thorough introduction to Common Lisp, providing you with an overall understanding of the language features and how they work. Over a third of the book is devoted to practical examples such as the core of a spam filter and a web application for browsing MP3s and streaming them via the Shoutcast protocol to any standard MP3 client software (e.g., iTunes, XMMS, or WinAmp). In other "practical" chapters, author Peter Seibel demonstrates how to build a simple but flexible in-memory database, how to parse binary files, and how to build a unit test framework in 26 lines of code.

About the Authors
  • Peter Seibel is a serious developer of long standing. In the early days of the web, he hacked Perl for Mother Jones Magazine 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.

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