Conrad Barski's Lisp book, Land of Lisp, is out. There's an example chapter implementing a Hunt the Wumpus remake. The book was previously mentioned with an April's 1st special, War of the Worlds.
Lisp has been hailed as the worldâ€™s most powerful programming language, but its cryptic syntax and academic reputation can be enough to scare off even experienced programmers. Those dark days are finally overâ€”Land of Lisp brings the power of functional programming to the people!
With his brilliantly quirky comics and out-of-this-world games, longtime Lisper Conrad Barski teaches you the mysteries of Common Lisp. Youâ€™ll start with the basics, like list manipulation, I/O, and recursion, then move on to more complex topics like macros, higher order programming, and domain-specific languages. Then, when your brain overheats, you can kick back with an action-packed comic book interlude!
Along the way youâ€™ll create (and play) games like Wizard Adventure, a text adventure with a whiskey-soaked twist, and Grand Theft Wumpus, the most violent version of Hunt the Wumpus the world has ever seen.
You'll learn to:
* Master the quirks of Lispâ€™s syntax and semantics
* Write concise and elegant functional programs
* Use macros, create domain-specific languages, and learn other advanced Lisp techniques
* Create your own web server, and use it to play browser-based games
* Put your Lisp skills to the test by writing brain-melting games like Dice of Doom and Orc Battle
With Land of Lisp, the power of functional programming is yours to wield.