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Lisp in Small Pieces

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ISBN-10: 0521545668

ISBN-13: 9780521545662

Edition: 2003

Authors: Christian Queinnec, Kathleen Callaway

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This is a comprehensive account of the semantics and the implementation of the whole Lisp family of languages, namely Lisp, Scheme and related dialects. It describes 11 interpreters and 2 compilers, including very recent techniques of interpretation and compilation. The book is in two parts. The first starts from a simple evaluation function and enriches it with multiple name spaces, continuations and side-effects with commented variants, while at the same time the language used to define these features is reduced to a simple lambda-calculus. Denotational semantics is then naturally introduced. The second part focuses more on implementation techniques and discusses precompilation for fast…    
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

To the reader
The basics of interpretation
Lisp, 1,2,..., w
Escape & return: continuations
Assignment and side effects
Denotational semantics
Fast interpretation
Evaluation & reflection
Macros: their use and abuse
Compiling into C
Essence of an object system
Answers to exercises