Chapter 1: Symbols and Packages

  • Edmund Weitz


Symbols are one of the most important building blocks of Common Lisp. Many other programming languages either don’t have symbols, or if they have them, they are just one of many data types. But in Lisp, symbols play a central role because they are used to name things like variables and functions, are indispensable in macros, but are also objects in their own right. Thus, they deserve some attention.


Generic Function Programming Language Data Type Package System Relevant Part 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund Weitz
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  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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