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 E.C. Berkeley, D.G. Bobrow - The MIT Press
LISP is a remarkable and powerful language, because not only does it govern the operation of a computer, but also it is a mathematical language of great power for processing processes in mathematics, logic, and symbol manipulation in general.
by John McCarthy - The MIT Press
The LISP language is designed primarily for symbolic data processing used for symbolic calculations in differential and integral calculus, electrical circuit theory, mathematical logic, etc. The manual describes LISP, a formal mathematical language.
newLISP combines the power of classic LISP with the facilities of a modern scripting language, such as regular expressions, network functions, multitasking, etc. This book is a straightforward and simple description of the basics of the language.