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Prentice Hall Series in Artificial Intelligence: ANSI Common Lisp (Softcover)
"ANSI Common Lisp combines an introduction to Lisp programming and a convenient, up-to-date reference manual for ANSI Common Lisp. Beginners will find that its careful explanations and interesting examples make Lisp programming easy to learn. Professional programmers will appreciate its thorough, practical approach." — From the back cover
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Continued from the back cover: “Key features include:
- An update-to-date reference manual for ANSI Common Lisp.
- An in-depth look at object-oriented programming. Explains the Common Lisp Object System (CLOS), and also how to write your own object-oriented language.
- Over 20 substantial examples, including programs for ray-tracing, text generation, pattern-matching, logical inference, generating HTML, sorting and searching, file I/O, compression, and date arithmetic.
- Special attention to critical concepts, including prefix syntax, code vs. data, recursion, functional programming, types, implicit pointers, dynamic allocation, closures, macros, class precedence, and generic functions vs. message-passing.
- A complete guide to optimization.
- The clearest and most thorough explanation of macros in any introductory book.
- Examples that illustrate Lisp programming styles, including rapid prototyping, bottom-up programming, object-oriented programming, and embedded languages.
- An appendix on debugging, with examples of common errors.”
Reviewers Richard Fateman, University of California at Berkeley, and John Foderaro, Franz Inc., have called this book a “useful alternative to Steele” and “ideal for a classroom text.” Reviewer David Touretzky, Carnegie-Mellon University, wrote, “The final chapter is brilliant. It simultaneously explains some of the key ideas behind object-oriented programming and takes the reader through several versions of an object-oriented system, each ore sophisticated than the previous.”
- Welcome to Lisp
- Specialized Data Structures
- Input and Output
- Advanced Topics
- Example: Inference
- Example: Generating HTML
- Example: Objects
- Lisp to Lisp
- Changes to Common Lisp
- Language Reference
The book concludes with Notes and Index.
- Graham, Paul
- Prentice Hall
- Publish Date:
- (c) 1996; Seventh Printing
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- Prentice Hall Series in Artificial Intelligence
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