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Practical Common Lisp : Books for Professionals by Professionals - Peter Seibel

Practical Common Lisp

Books for Professionals by Professionals

Hardcover Published: 26th June 2007
ISBN: 9781590592397
Number Of Pages: 501

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Lisp is thought of an academic language but it need not be. This is the first book that introduces Lisp as a language for the real world. Part I is the introduction to the Lisp language. The goal in Part I is to give the reader an overall understanding of the features of the language and a sufficiently robust understanding of how they work in order to prepare the reader for the practical code examples in Part II. Part I includes the case studies of the Franz Store, Viaweb, Pandorabots, and ASCENT.Part II will show larger-scale examples of practical Lisp programming. The practical examples in this section are all centered around building a streaming mp3 server. By the end of the book, the reader will have code for a Lisp mp3 server that serves streaming mp3s via the Shoutcast protocol to any standard mp3 client software (e.g. iTunes, XMMS, or WinAmp). Siebel will show how to store metadata in both a simple home-brew sexp database as well as a relational database (MySQL). He will demonstrate how to use threads to support multiple simultaneous client connections. The server will advertise a Web Service (WSDL) interface and a Web Services programmer (i.e. anyone with Visual Studio .N ET) can write an app to replace the browser-based interface. Common Lisp: LISP, an acronym for list processing language was designed for easy manipulation of data. Developed in 1959 by John McCarthy, it is still the most commonly used language for artificial intelligence (AI) programming. It is one of the oldest programming languages still in relatively wide use and is widely taught in universities. LISP's ability to compute with symbolic expressions like those used in language processing makes it convenient for AI applications.

Chapter 1--Lather, Rinse, Repeat--A Tour of the REPL Chapter 2--They Called It LISP for a Reason--List Processing Chapter 3--Control Your Destiny--Conditionals and Iteration Chapter 4--Advanced Control Flow Chapter 5--Strings and Characters Chapter 6--Up Scope! Variables in Lisp Chapter 7--Putting the Fun in Functions Chapter 8--Numbers and Math Chapter 9--Not Just For Lists--Arrays, Sequences and Hashtables Chapter 10--Talking to the Rest of the World--Streams Chapter 11--The Programmable Programming Language--Macros Chapter 12--Programming in the Large--Packages and Symbols Chapter 13--Object Reorientation--Object Oriented Lisp Chapter 14--Beyond Exception Handling--Conditions and Restarts Chapter 15--Turtles All the Way Down--Metaobject Programming Chapter 16--Debugging Lisp Programs

ISBN: 9781590592397
ISBN-10: 1590592395
Series: Books for Professionals by Professionals
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 501
Published: 26th June 2007
Publisher: Apress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.11