LISP in small pieces Christian Queinnec, Kathleen Callaway
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
See Lisp in Small Pieces by Christian Queinnec. �It is widely held among members of the MIT Lisp community that FEXPR, NLAMBDA, and related concepts could be omitted from the Lisp language with no loss of generality and little loss of expressive power, and that doing so would make a general improvement in the quality and reliability of program-manipulating programs.” . Easy to compile (most implementations of Lisp are written almost or entirely in Lisp, and the “reference” implementations usually include a compiler – see Sussmann's Scheme book or 'LiSP in Small Pieces' for examples). Now, the programming concepts book that I really want would be the successor to Lisp in Small Pieces (ISBN 0-521-56247-3), but AFAICT, it hasn't been finished. September 6, 2007 at 3:23 PM · Robby said. Am cherry-picking my way through Queinnec's Lisp in Small Pieces, and your syntax-case exposition is exactly what I needed to introduce dynamic bindings. If you are writing code that needs to live and is critical to the organization, hire literate programmers and an English major as an editor-in-chief. �One of my New Year's goals is to re-read Lisp in Small Pieces and implement all 11 interpreters and 2 compilers. It looks like the Lisp In Small Pieces for $3.95 craze has met its end. This entry was posted in Book by tkg. The book is no longer listed with a price, nor is it listed as available, except from other sellers. Queineec, C., Lisp in small pieces, Cambridge University press, Cambridge, 1996. I remember reading in Lisp In Small Pieces that CDR is statistically more often encountered that CAR So my final answer is "less CARs than CDRs in the source code of PLT". 23:32; Blogger ern said Awesome. Especially if "advanced" means "higher" position ;) – Heartless Angel Jan 22 '09 at 5:16 +1 for the first set, these are great books to add to the collection.