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Object-Oriented Programming in Common LISP: A Programmer's Guide to Clos

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PROGRAMMERS GUIDE
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Essi Shams
Nov 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I was frustrated and looking for a book on CLOS that didn't have incomprehensible brevities and this book was excellent. It has a very modest tone of writing and avoids confusing the user.
There are other less thorough and more expert-tuned intros to CLOS, but this one is for the absolute idiot like me who needs some decent intro to CLOS.
I absolutely recommend it.
Wanderson Ferreira
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read_2020, lisp-like
I was very impressed by the OOP design described in this book. I don't think it has much to do with OOP that I know in Java or C++ for that matter. The importance of polymorphic behavior and dynamic dispatch is clear to have very decoupled code base.

After reading the book, I went back to a project that I am building and did a huge refactor to introduce more abstractions to my code and mainly to work on useful interfaces that has clear signatures and can be extended by the users of my code in the
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Dave
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, crystal-clear explanation of the Common Lisp Object System. One of the "missing manuals" for Common Lisp.
John
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Assuming you already know Lisp this is a clear exposition of CLOS and how OO should have been implemented. Alas, the brain-dead single-dispatch Simula version took over the world. Sic Trasnit Gloria Mundi.
Michael
probably the best CLOS book I've ever read.
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