Books of Note

Practical Common
LispThe best intro to start your journey. Excellent coverage of CLOS.

ANSI Common
LispAnother great starting point with a different focus.

Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence
ProgrammingA superb set of Lisp examples. Not just for the AI crowd.


Welcome to This site was created as a resource to those taking the plunge and learning Lisp. In fact, I, Dave Roberts, am also a newbie. In a sense, this site is a record of my personal journey, finding Lisp. I have tried to capture some of the various things I have learned along the way and organize them to help make it easier for anybody on the same journey. Over time, my hope is that the site will accumulate a lot of good material that will make it far easier for Lisp newbies to put together a productive Lisp development system and start completing real, significant Lisp projects.

For more background on me and why I think Lisp is so interesting, please see my first blog entry.