Findsolutions to problems and answers to questions you are likely to encounter whenwriting real-world applications in Common Lisp. This book covers areas asdiverse as web programming, databases, graphical user interfaces, integrationwith other programming languages, multi-threading, and mobile devices as wellas debugging techniques and optimization, to name just a few.
Written by anauthor who has used Common Lisp in many successful commercial projects overmore than a decade, Common Lisp Recipes is also the first Common Lispbook to tackle such advanced topics as environment access, logical pathnames,Gray streams, delivery of executables, pretty printing, setf expansions, orchanging the syntax of Common Lisp.
Thebook is organized around specific problems or questions each followed byready-to-use example solutions and clear explanations of the concepts involved,plus pointers to alternatives and more information. Each recipe can be readindependently of the others and thus the book will earn a special place on yourbookshelf as a reference work you always want to have within reach.
Common Lisp Recipes is aimed atprogrammers who are already familiar with Common Lisp to a certain extent butdo not yet have the experience you typically only get from years of hacking ina specific computer language. It is written in a style that mixes hands-onno-frills pragmatism with precise information and prudent mentorship.
If you feel attractedto Common Lisp's mix of breathtaking features and down-to-earth utilitarianism,you'll also like this book.