Chapter 8: The Lisp Reader

  • Edmund Weitz


Whatever you enter into your computer (whether interactively or via a file containing source code) has to be parsed first. The part of your Lisp system that consumes characters one by one and tries to make sense of them is called the Lisp reader. Its behavior is clearly specified (as is pretty much everything in Common Lisp), but it also is configurable (as is pretty much everything in Common Lisp) so that you can bend it to your will.


Spatial Structure Source Code Read Time Dictionary Entry Object Notation 
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  • Edmund Weitz
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  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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