Practical Common Lisp

Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel was mentioned here in the past, but not on the home page if I am not mistaken.

You can download all but three chapters from the website, and seeing as Lisp is an important and somewhat unique language, you might want to do just that.

The chapters I read were well written and funny at times. What's not to like?

The OO chapters offer a nice intro to CLOS, which might interest those with OO experience seeing as CLOS doesn't resemble your average OOPL.

I must say that it's nice to see "practical" how-to books written for non-mainstream languages.

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Now shipping!

And being bought

Seems people are buying the book, which is nice to hear.

The right book at the right time

PCL has climbed the Amazon best-seller list to #4 in the "Programming" category now. This could be an influential book!

It seems I forgot to publish

It seems I forgot to publish a review.

Since I can't do it at the moment, let me just say that Iread the book and it is definitely recommended if you want to learn how to use Lisp for real life programming tasks.

Any news regarding that

Any news regarding that review?


It seems I became more busy rather than less... It toitally slipped my mind that I was planning to wirte a review.

I'll see what I can do about that, but for the moment let me just repeat that I found the book well written and useful.

I think many here will enjoy

I think many here will enjoy Phil Windley's interview with Peter Seibel (audio).

Much of the discussion is about language oriented programming, a topic that comes up here often, of course.