Books of Note

Practical Common
LispThe best intro to start your journey. Excellent coverage of CLOS.

ANSI Common
LispAnother great starting point with a different focus.

Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence
ProgrammingA superb set of Lisp examples. Not just for the AI crowd.

Monday, June 07, 2004

J has state machines 

Steven H. Rogers wrote to me the other day and let me know that the J programming language has state machines as part of its native syntax. Steven said, "J tends to look like line noise, but it's quite powerful." Judging from the J website, I'd have to agree on both counts. It seems like a very high-level programming language, quite suitable for a number of disciplines. Some of the success stories on the web site talk about it being a good replacement for APL (which people also say looks like line noise). In any case, many of the success stories sound like Lisp success stories: high level programming language saves time, money, the world, etc...

No wonder I had never heard of it...

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