Performance and Evaluation of Lisp Systems
by Richard P. Gabriel
Publisher: The MIT Press 1985
Number of pages: 294
Performance and Evaluation of Lisp Systems is the first book to present descriptions on the Lisp implementation techniques actually in use and can serve as a handbook to the implementation details of all of the various current Lisp expressions. It provides detailed performance information using the tools of benchmarking (the process of utilizing standardized computer programs to test the processing power of different computer systems) to measure the various Lisp systems, and provides an understanding of the technical tradeoffs made during the implementation of a Lisp system.
Download or read it online for free here:
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 David Johnson-Davies
The tutorials are aimed at someone with no previous experience of programming, and they are designed to take the reader to the stage where they can start writing their own programs to solve practical, interesting applications.
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 David S. Touretzky - Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co
This is a gentle introduction to Common Lisp for students taking their first programming course. No prior mathematical background beyond arithmetic is assumed. There are lots of examples, the author avoided technical jargon.