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Practical Common Lisp [electronic resource] / by Peter Seibel.

By: Seibel, Peter [author.].
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, CA : Apress, 2005Description: XXV, 501 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781430200178.Subject(s): Computer science | Software engineering | Computer Science | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating SystemsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.1 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction: Why Lisp? -- Lather, Rinse, Repeat: A Tour of the REPL -- Practical: A Simple Database -- Syntax and Semantics -- Functions -- Variables -- Macros: Standard Control Constructs -- Macros: Defining Your Own -- Practical: Building a Unit Test Framework -- Numbers, Characters, and Strings -- Collections -- They Called It LISP for a Reason: List Processing -- Beyond Lists: Other Uses for Cons Cells -- Files and File I/O -- Practical: A Portable Pathname Library -- Object Reorientation: Generic Functions -- Object Reorientation: Classes -- A Few FORMAT Recipes -- Beyond Exception Handling: Conditions and Restarts -- The Special Operators -- Programming in the Large: Packages and Symbols -- LOOP for Black Belts -- Practical: A Spam Filter -- Practical: Parsing Binary Files -- Practical: An ID3 Parser -- Practical: Web Programming with AllegroServe -- Practical: An MP3 Database -- Practical: A Shoutcast Server -- Practical: An MP3 Browser -- Practical: An HTML Generation Library, the Interpreter -- Practical: An HTML Generation Library, the Compiler -- Conclusion: What’s Next?.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: 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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Introduction: Why Lisp? -- Lather, Rinse, Repeat: A Tour of the REPL -- Practical: A Simple Database -- Syntax and Semantics -- Functions -- Variables -- Macros: Standard Control Constructs -- Macros: Defining Your Own -- Practical: Building a Unit Test Framework -- Numbers, Characters, and Strings -- Collections -- They Called It LISP for a Reason: List Processing -- Beyond Lists: Other Uses for Cons Cells -- Files and File I/O -- Practical: A Portable Pathname Library -- Object Reorientation: Generic Functions -- Object Reorientation: Classes -- A Few FORMAT Recipes -- Beyond Exception Handling: Conditions and Restarts -- The Special Operators -- Programming in the Large: Packages and Symbols -- LOOP for Black Belts -- Practical: A Spam Filter -- Practical: Parsing Binary Files -- Practical: An ID3 Parser -- Practical: Web Programming with AllegroServe -- Practical: An MP3 Database -- Practical: A Shoutcast Server -- Practical: An MP3 Browser -- Practical: An HTML Generation Library, the Interpreter -- Practical: An HTML Generation Library, the Compiler -- Conclusion: What’s Next?.

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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