The Programmer's Introduction to LISP ; computer monographs 15. W. D. Maurer.

The Programmer's Introduction to LISP ; computer monographs 15.

Macdonald/Elsevier, London & NY, 1972; 112 pages, Index.

Condition: Very Good hardcover in very good white dustjacket with blue illustration of folded papertape on front; one in the series of Macdonald/Elsevier Computer Monographs. Lower front flap of jacket is priceclipped; light edgewear and rubbing. Binding is sound and secure, pages clean and unmarked.

Keywords: LISP, programmer's guide, list processing language

Price: $12.50

Item Description

Contents include -- Standard Functions, using a LISP system, Constructing Functions, mathematical logic in LISP, parameters, list-processing functions, recursive functions, sublists and recursions, dot notation, etc;

Constructing Programs - list processing programs, recursive programs, grouping functions, evalutaion function, programs as data, input-output etc;

Further TOpics - compiling, machine-dependent features of LISP, garbage collection, miscellaneous topics etc. Each Section contains Exercises with answers at rear. References and Index.

LISP is a programming language developed by John McCarthy and his students while at MIT, circa 1960; it was 'the most important of the list processing languages; and may be characterised as a functional language, a symbolic language, a list processing language, a recursive language, and a logical language (from the jacket flap).