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 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.
by Bil Lewis, Dan LaLiberte, Richard Stallman - Free Software Foundation
This manual attempts to be a full description of Emacs Lisp. Emacs Lisp is more than a mere 'extension language'; it is a full computer programming language in its own right. You can use it as you would any other programming language.
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 ...
by David J. Cooper, Jr. - Franz Inc.
The purpose of this book is to showcase the features of Common Lisp, and to give you a quick-start guide for using Common Lisp as a development environment. This guide gives you all the tools you need to begin writing Lisp applications.