Loving Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon
by Mark Watson
While I consider Java to be twice as "programmer efficient" as C++, I consider Common Lisp to be twice as good as Java for some applications. Common Lisp compilers are freely available, stable, and compiled Common Lisp code is very fast. Not yet programming in Lisp? Spend a few evenings with this free web book and experience what many computer scientists consider the best all-around programming language.
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Common Lisp is a modern, multi-paradigm, high-performance, ANSI-standardized programming language. Contents: First steps; Basic topics; Advanced topics; Beyond ANSI Common Lisp; External libraries; Implementation Issues; Case Studies in CL; etc.
by Robert A. MacLachlan
This text documents internal details of the CMU Common Lisp compiler and run-time system. CMU Common Lisp is a public domain implementation of Common Lisp that runs on Unix workstations. It provides some useful information on the CMUCL compiler.
by Stuart Charles Shapiro - W.H. Freeman & Company
The book is a self-paced study guide to Common Lisp programming language. It presents Lisp in a general setting, rather than in the context of a special field in which it is used. The text assumes experience with some imperative programming languages.
by Daniel Holden - buildyourownlisp.com
In this book you'll learn the C programming language, and at the same time learn how to build your very own programming language, a minimal Lisp, in under 1000 lines of code. This book is not suitable as a first programming language book ...