Land of Lisp

Land of Lisp

Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at A Time!

Book - 2011
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Lisp has been hailed as the world s most powerful programming language, but its cryptic syntax and academic reputation can be enough to scare off even experienced programmers. Those dark days are finally over Land of Lisp brings the power of functional programming to the people! With his brilliantly quirky comics and out-of-this-world games, longtime Lisper Conrad Barski teaches you the mysteries of Common Lisp. You ll start with the basics, like list manipulation, I/O, and recursion, then move on to more complex topics like macros, higher order programming, and domain-specific languages. Then, when your brain overheats, you can kick back with an action-packed comic book interlude! Along the way you ll create (and play) games like Wizard Adventure, a text adventure with a whiskey-soaked twist, and Grand Theft Wumpus, the most violent version of Hunt the Wumpus the world has ever seen. You'll learn to: Master the quirks of Lisp s syntax and semantics Write concise and elegant functio
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, Inc., c2011
ISBN: 9781593272814
1593272812
Branch Call Number: 794.81526 LIS 2011
Characteristics: xviii, 482 p. : ill

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