Land of Lisp Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!

ISBN-10: 1593272812
ISBN-13: 9781593272814
Edition: 2010
Authors: Conrad Barski
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: No Starch Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Lisp is a uniquely powerful programming language that, despite its academic reputation, is actually very practical. Land of Lisp brings the language into the real world, teaching readers Lisp by showing them how to write several complete Lisp-based games, including a text adventure, an evolution simulation, and a robot battle. While building these games, readers learn the core concepts of Lisp programming, such as recursion, input/output, object-oriented programming, and macros. And thanks to Lisp's powerful syntax, the example code is short and easy to understand. The book is filled with the author's brilliant Lisp cartoons, which are sure to appeal to many Lisp fans and, in the tradition of all No Starch Press titles, make learning more fun.

Conrad Barski has an M.D. from the University of Miami, and nearly 20 years of programming experience. This includes a stint developing an obscure Atari Jaguar game, and working on many medical software projects. Barski is also an avid cartoonist, having created the popular alien Lisp mascot and many graphical tutorials. He currently develops cardiology software and lives in Washington, D.C.

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