The latest Tweets from The Little Lisper (@thelittlelisper). Interested in Common Lisp and modern lisps like Clojure. Publication: · Book. The little LISPer. MIT Press Cambridge, MA, USA © ISBN Book. Bibliometrics Data Bibliometrics. · Citation Count. Reviewer: Robert Jude Baker. This is a revised version of a classic . The original author, Daniel Friedman, is now at Indiana University, as is his coauthor of.
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There are surprises in store for the diligent reader of this masterful introduction to recursion as a fundamental tool for expressing and solving problems. With wit and wisdom, The Little LISPer unfolds some of the most beautiful concepts in mathematics, computer science, and logic. The authors’ goal is to show that recursive thinking is first of all fun, that it is powerful, and that the programming language Lisp allows one to express ideas recursively and naturally.
There are hard problems along the way, but their solution brings mastery of recursive, functional, and meta-linguistic abstractions, developing skills in the underlying creative programming in Lisp. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. A classic book that is really helpful in getting the reader comfortable with the concept of recursion. The pinnacle of the act of teaching is to be simultaneously clear, simple, interesting, and complete. I believe this defines what a teaching book can be.
It can be read in snippets, at any pace. It will maintain the interest lispwr anyone who comes to learn. The reader is left ready to write Lisp code, no matter what background precedes it.
I read this book in high school in ; it taught me enough that five years later I aced a four-credit independent study class in Lisp at an Ivy League college without any further reading. Friedman, I hope you come across this endorsement some day; please accept my thanks for creating this wonderful little gem.
Pass the pizza, please, I have a little more to write I cannot endorse this book highly enough. If you want to learn Lisp, I know kittle no better place to go. It was then the best introductory liftle on programming, regardless of language, and I still haven’t seen anything to compare with it.
The greatest strength of LISP is its firm base in the essentials of the mathematics of computability, including Goedel’s recursive functions and Church’s Lambda calculus. It uses a single data structure, the linked list, and a minimum of programming primitives, all with well-known mathematical properties.
For those who don’t know the mathematics, this base in simple concepts means that LISP is one of the easiest programming languages to understand, and at the same time one of the most powerful.
The greatest strength of Little LISPer is its easy and natural sequence of steps for introducing data types and structures numeric, text, and Boolean atoms organized in lists and trees along with the recursive programming structures that are natural for creating and processing them.
I have just ordered the third edition for my son who is learning programming if he can get it away from me. I read this beautiful little book as a child and it has never left me. It left me with a clear and straightforward understanding of the basics of LISP — in this it remains possibly the most enjoyable and time-efficient technical book I’ve ever read, but much more than this it is a book I still often call to mind as an example of good pedagogy or simply of good design in any field.
I’m still struggling with lisp, but this book was simple, to the point, and clear. I didnt even get annoyed by his goofy attempts at humor. See all 5 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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