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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by Richard P. Gabriel - The MIT Press
The book describes the Lisp implementation techniques in use and serves as a handbook to the implementation of all Lisp expressions. It provides performance information using the benchmarking tools to measure the various Lisp systems.
by David B. Lamkins - bookfix.com
This tutorial is written for the professional programmer. It introduces the ANSI Common Lisp standard. David Lamkins explains why Lisp is by far the most powerful industrial strength tool available for advanced software development.
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 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 ...