Subject: Re: Q: Introductory material?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1997/09/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <609ums$>

Aaron Gross  <> wrote:
| Paul Graham's book "ANSI Common Lisp" is an excellent introduction to
| Common Lisp for people with a background in procedural languages.

It's good, but I found Graham's "On Lisp" to be an even better introduction to
the "feel" of the language, how one might to tend to use it or abuse it, etc.

Of course, when reading "On Lisp", you probably also want to keep "ANSI
Common Lisp" at hand, since it has a convenient quick reference for Common
Lisp in the Appendix, which "On Lisp" lacks. And yes, Steele's "CLtL2" is
still needed to fill in the details that Graham's Appendix glosses over...


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