Re: lisp & scheme

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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 09:25:15 PST

Wilensky's "Common Lispcraft" is the best all time Lisp book.
Also, forget Scheme, Lisp was always great because even back in '85,
the PC and unix versions both ran from the same code base.


"I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory" wrote:
> One of the books I own but never got around to grokking is Guy Steele's Common
> LISP, Digital Press, ) 1984. ISBN is/was 0-932376-41-X. Who knows if it's
> still available (outside of According to the intro, "Common
> LISP is a new dialect of LISP, a successor to MACLISP, influenced strongly by
> ZETALISP and also to some extent by SCHEME and INTERLISP." The SCHEME mention
> has a reference to the paper "Steele, Guy Lewis Jr., and Sussman, Gerald Jay.
> The Revised Report on SCHEME: A Dialect of LISP. AI Memo 452, MIT Artificial
> Intelligence Lab. (Cambridge Mass, Jan. 1978)".
> I have no clue about where this book (and dialect) fits in the larger scheme of
> things, but it's got happy words on the back cover from AILab's Patrick
> Winston. If I own it, it's got to be some kind of classic.
> Cheers,
> Wayne

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