Subject: Re: Common Lisp reference manual From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 08:58:27 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Lars Brinkhoff | What would the best Common Lisp reference manual for the working | programmer be? If you are not intimately familiar with the Standard, as in the (Xanalys) HyperSpec, you are simply not a professional Common Lisp. (Franz Inc also has a version of the standard with a very different visual appeal -- I have recently heard people who much prefer it, so it ought to be mentioned.) I actually think a serious, professional programmer has a copy of the actual standards relevant for his work, either in the company library or a personal copy. Languages have specifications. Applications have documentation. Good programmers read the specification. Good users read the documentation. -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief. 70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.