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Common LISP: The Language

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The defacto standard - a must-have for all LISP programmers.

In this greatly expanded edition of the defacto standard, you'll learn about the nearly 200 changes already made since original publication - and find out about gray areas likely to be revised later. Written by the Vice- Chairman of X3J13 (the ANSI committee responsible for the standardization of Common Lisp) and

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Paperback, Second Edition, 1029 pages
Published June 29th 1984 by Digital Press (first published March 16th 1984)
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Guy Steele has a talent for making something like a programming language spec interesting and easy to read. The information in this book is freely available online, but I collect older technical books just to keep around for the times I want to flip through them. The paperback is short and thick, but is pretty good quality, and worth looking for if you're into books of this nature.
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It's online; I now have a second copy, as the first one came unbound.

Also, alas poor DEC.
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