Re: lisp & scheme

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From: I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory (
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 09:00:52 PST

One of the books I own but never got around to grokking is Guy Steele's Common
LISP, Digital Press, ) 1984. ISBN is/was 0-932376-41-X. Who knows if it's
still available (outside of According to the intro, "Common
LISP is a new dialect of LISP, a successor to MACLISP, influenced strongly by
ZETALISP and also to some extent by SCHEME and INTERLISP." The SCHEME mention
has a reference to the paper "Steele, Guy Lewis Jr., and Sussman, Gerald Jay.
The Revised Report on SCHEME: A Dialect of LISP. AI Memo 452, MIT Artificial
Intelligence Lab. (Cambridge Mass, Jan. 1978)".

I have no clue about where this book (and dialect) fits in the larger scheme of
things, but it's got happy words on the back cover from AILab's Patrick
Winston. If I own it, it's got to be some kind of classic.


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