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Practical Common Lisp
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Apress
Publication date April 30, 2005
Pages 499
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590592397
ISBN-10 1590592395
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2.15 lbs.
Original list price $69.99
Summaries and Reviews
Provides information on all the features of COMMON LISP to write software. description: Product Description: 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. — Frank Buss, Lisp Programmer and Slashdot Contributor

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. — Chris McAvoy, Chicago Python Users Group

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.

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from Apress (April 30, 2005)
9781590592397 | details & prices | 499 pages | 7.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $69.99
About: Provides information on all the features of COMMON LISP to write software.
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from Apress (December 2, 2014)
9781430211617 | details & prices | 501 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $69.99
About: * Treats LISP as a language for commercial applications, not a language for academic AI concerns.
from Apress (June 6, 2012)
9781430242901 | details & prices | 499 pages | 7.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $59.99
About: Now available in paperback― Lisp is often thought of as an academic language, but it need not be.

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