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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. If you find errors in these pages, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . These pages will remain online in perpetuity—I hope they will serve as a useful introduction to Common Lisp for folks who are curious about Lisp but maybe not yet curious enough to shell out big bucks for a dead-tree book and a good Common Lisp tutorial for folks who want to get down to real coding right away. However, don't let that stop you from buying the printed version available from Apress at your favorite local or online bookseller.
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This book, with minor revisions, is back in print from Dover Publications and can be purchased in paperback form at Amazon.com , Barnes & Noble , etc. An e-book version will be released in late February, 2013. Free software accompanying the book is also available. This 1990 edition may be distributed in hardcopy form, for non-profit educational purposes, provided that no fee is charged to the recipient beyond photocopying costs. All other rights reserved.
The Common Lisp HyperSpec The Common Lisp HyperSpec™ is the acclaimed online version of the ANSI Common Lisp Standard, suitable for LispWorks users. The HyperSpec is derived from the official standard with permission from ANSI and NCITS (previously known as X3). It contains the full text of the ANSI standard and ancillary information. The Common Lisp HyperSpec was prepared (1996) and revised (2005) by Kent Pitman . As Project Editor of X3J13 Kent Pitman managed the completion of the document which became the ANSI Common Lisp Standard.
ANSI CL spec [ Kent Pitman , X3J13 editor] HTML: http://www.lispworks.com/documentation/HyperSpec/Front/ TeX/DVI: ftp://parcftp.xerox.com/pub/cl/ http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/ai-repository/ai/lang/lisp/doc/standard/ansi/ PostScript: http://quimby.gnus.org/circus/cl/ MOP (Meta-Object Protocol) http://www.lisp.org/mop/
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In this greatly expanded edition of the defacto standard, you'll learn about the nearly 200 changes already made since original publication - and find out about gray areas likely to be revised later. Written by the Vice-Chairman of X3J13 (the ANSI committee responsible for the standardization of Common Lisp) and co-developer of the language itself, the new edition contains the entire text of the first edition plus six completely new chapters. They cover: README file and the Digital Press catalog with any distributed electronic copies of Common Lisp the Language . Known Bugs The LaTeX sources were converted to html using the latex2html program.