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Code from David S. Touretzky's book

This directory contains source code from David S. Touretzky "Common Lisp: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation" Benjamin/Cummings Publishers, Redwood City, CA, 1990. 592 pages. ISBN 0-8053-0492-4. Touretzky's book is perhaps the best tutorial introduction to the language. It has clear and correct explanations, and covers some fairly advanced topics. The book is an updated Common Lisp version of the 1984 edition published by Harper and Row Publishers. Three free Lisp educational tools which were used in the book -- Evaltrace, DTRACE and SDRAW -- are available in the lisp/ and evaltrace/ subdirectories. Evaltrace is agraphical notation for explaining how evaluation works and is described in "Visualizing Evaluation in Applicative Languages" by David S. Touretzky and Peter Lee, CACM 45-59, October 1992. DTRACE is a "detailed trace" which provides more information than the tracing tools provided with most Common Lisp implementations. SDRAW is a read-eval-draw loop that evaluates Lisp expressions and draws the result as a cons cell diagram (for both X11 and ascii terminals). Also available is PPMX, a tool for pretty printing macro expansions.

CD-ROM: Prime Time Freeware for AI, Issue 1-1 Author(s): David S. Touretzky -- lisp/ subdirectory DST and Peter Lee -- evaltrace/ subdirectory Contact: David S. Touretzky Keywords: Authors!Lee, Authors!Touretzky, Books!Lisp, Cons Cells, Lisp!Code, Trace, Visualization References: ?
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