The XLISP Primer

This manual is an introduction to the LISP programming language, with an emphasis on Common LISP, which is becoming the standard used throughout education and industry.

"This book should be of interest to home computer enthusiasts, beginning artificial intelligence devotees, and those interested in comparative anatomy of programming languages."
- Berthold K. P. Horn, M.I.T.

"Interest in Artificial Intelligence and its tools is rapidly rising, and is not confined to higher institutions of learning and professionals. Bonnie Fladung's book will provide a delightful welcome to the world of Artificial Intelligence. Come and join us in the fun!"
- Park S. Gerald, M.D., Director Artificial Intelligence Group, Boston Computer Society

Author's Note:
This book grew out of an 80-page tutorial that I originally donated to the Boston Computer Society. My editor at Prentice-Hall discovered the popular tutorial, and requested that I expand the contents to fulfill the need for a book describing the increasingly popular language.

"That first manuscript was of such high quality that I have yet to receive any substantive criticisms, although nearly 300 copies have been sold by now. My perusal of the book before you indicates that the same high standard has been maintained in this more formal edition."
- Park S. Gerald, M.D., Director Artificial Intelligence Group, Boston Computer Society