Practical Common Lisp [Peter Seibel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying He is the author of Practical Common LISP from Apress. Read more . Practical Common Lisp is the long-awaited book that will help you For information on translations, please contact Apress directly at Apress Berkely, CA, USA © 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 .

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Practical Common LISP by Peter Seibel

Refresh and try again. Just get a python or a ruby book and get on with it. Only for those who believe knowledge is something that has to be paid for. Mar 09, Dmitry Petrov rated it it was amazing Shelves: These pages will remain online in perpetuity—I hope they will serve as a useful introduction to Common Lisp for folks who are liisp about Lisp but maybe not yet curious enough to shell out big bucks for a dead-tree book. It is not just a reference, it goes in to why things are the way they are and that appeals to me.

Aug 17, Tripp Lilley rated it it was amazing Shelves: I will keep I don’t feel that this is the right book if you are new to lisp.

I read most of this book and skimmed some of the latter part, but found it excellent. Sep 01, Marco Bitetto rated it liked it Recommends it for: While the book is organized well as a primer, it is somewhat overwhelming in that functions are just thrown at you in related groups for each chapter.

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While I find a lot of the examples rather boring I guess in streaming MP3 just isn’t so hot anymorethey are good examples of practical CL code, like the title promises. Link to this page from your web site.

If you find errors in these pages, please send email to book gigamonkeys. Maybe you could buy it and donate to the author for less. This is a well-written description of all the language has to offer.

Staying away from PDFs is considered a healthy practice. The folks practicsl are just too poor to buy the book will have a warm spot in their hearts for Apress and might buy more of their books in the future. If there is no code in your link, it probably doesn’t belong here.

This book made me a better programmer, and is leading me into exploring more of Clojure, the Even if you haven’t done, and don’t plan to do, any lisping, you should definitely read this book.

The writing style is engaging enough and Seibel makes sure to always include background information and links for further reading, which I very much appreciate. Apress took a chance, publishing this book when other publishers thought there was no market for a Lisp book. Andreas rated it really liked it Oct 29, This is still awesome. Almost as soon as it started shipping, Practical Common Lisp became the 1 top selling Lisp book on Amazon. Return to Book Page.

Oct 05, Aaron rated it really liked it. Pravtical amazing how much of Lisp’s legacy is in the languages we use, how little we realize it, and how difficult it is to articulate the missing pieces, at least until you experience Lisp, practically.

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This book provides an excellent overview to Common Lisp language starting from basic constract and going foreward with real world examples and more complex things like macroses. I personally found this book a disappointment Then help spread the word. If you’re on a Linux box, do “apropos pdf” and you’ll see a number of tools for converting the pdf to ascii or whatever. The whole book, one PDF, free.


Just because you can take the time, toner, paper, and electricity to print out the book on the department laser printer, doesn’t mean it’s cost effective, or even a good idea.

I wish more books were written in this manner. Foo rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Apr 28, Gaelan D’costa rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Log in or sign up in seconds. This page, and the pages it links to, contain text of the Common Lisp book Practical Common Lisp published by Apress These pages now contain the final text as it appears in the book. Chris Hanson rated it it was amazing Jun 18, I enjoy its practical materials. We’ll have a chance to correct typos and other small errors that crept into the 1st printing so if you’ve found any, please send them to book gigamonkeys.

The little schemer and the rest, or if you really want to learn common lisp take another one that goes deeper into the language. Made me feel nostalgic. The cold hearted bastards would have downloaded commn book anyway from some third-world website wouldn’t have paid for the book in any circumstance.