June 16, 2004
Practical Common Lisp Pre-ordering

You can put orders in for Peter Seibel's Practical Common Lisp through Amazon already despite the fact that Peter hasn't finished writing it. Oddly, Amazon UK's listing has a slightly different cover.

Posted by jjwiseman at June 16, 2004 04:08 PM

I meant to comment on this a while back. The last line of the Amazon description of _Practical Common Lisp_ is:
"LISP's ability to compute with symbolic expressions like those used in language processing makes it convenient for AI applications."

I thought the point of this book was to get away from the notion that Lisp was an AI language?

The rest of the description is good stuff -- streaming mp3s, MySQL integration, web services. It's just the last line that gets me.

Posted by: Michael Hannemann on July 7, 2004 12:02 PM

Available now for pre-order @ $US 32.50 from

Posted by: Randall Rupp on August 18, 2004 05:07 PM
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