Internet LISP Resources
Love that so desires would fain keep her changeless
Fain would fling the net, and fain have her free.
George Meridith, The Woods of Westermain (1833)
Free soil, free men, free speech. Frémont.
Anonymous. Republican party rallying cry (1856)
One of the main benefits of LISP is its extensibility. If the
language does not fit your needs, you can extend the language.
This text is also extensible. LISP continues to evolve and so will
this book, through the Internet. The words in this appendix also
appear as a page on the World Wide Web (WWW)
at the address, that is, the URL:
Using that entry point, the reader will then have access to the
following resources. (Keeping with Web browser format conventions, we
underline text that contains hyperlinks to other Web documents.
Clicking is disabled in the print version of this appendix.)
- Corrigenda and Addenda. Though we
have tried to remove mistakes and to include all facets of Common
LISP, we assume that alert readers will discover errors of omission
and commission. Here we will post such errata for Object-Oriented
- Free Speech. Readers
are invited to send comments and suggestions. These may find their
way into the Corrigenda and Addenda.
- Free Code. The source code contained
in Object-Oriented Common LISP is available for downloading.
- Free LISP. One purpose of this
appendix is to help the reader execute the code given in this text.
To do that, the reader must have access not only to the code, but also
to Common LISP. There are many implementations for sale. Some are
available for free. Here we provide information about publicly
available Common LISPs.
- Free Will. Throughout this book we
have focused on the Common LISP programming language. However,
despite the lofty intentions of the designers of Common LISP, there is
no single Common LISP, but a variety of implementations and dialects.
We provide information about LISP dialects, including compatibility
code to run the examples in this book.
- Free Advice. There are many other
Internet resources related to LISP. We provide information about
various LISP newsgroups and organizations. We include links to
selected online archives of LISP code and lore.
Documentation. In violation of one of publishing's ten
commandments, Digital Press has made available the complete text of
Common LISP: The Language (Second Edition) in electronic form.
We provide a link to an online edition.
Documentation is like term insurance: It satisfies
This document is an online version of an appendix to the following book.
because almost no one who subscribes to it depends on its
Alan Perlis. Epigrams in Programming (1982)
Object-Oriented Common LISP
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.