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.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Olin Shivers cracks me up 

Ever since I read the Acknowledgments section of the scsh manual, I have gotten a chuckle out of Olin Shivers. I particularly liked the 9mm Sig-Sauer comment. That started a phase where I read through just about everything I could find written by Olin. His Scheme-related complier articles are definitely interesting reading.

After seeing Olin present at Daniel P. Friedman's 60th birthday celebration, I gained a new respect for the man. Simply, Olin is smart, funny, and very articulate. I'll think of him the next time I'm out shooting my 9mm Sig-Sauer.

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