Lulu Press, 2020 - 301 pages - 17 figures - 6" x 9" format - CC0 code

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This text plays with the theme of minimal LISP by providing several implementations from a simple metacircular evaluator to a full compiler that emits a single, self-contained C program. The discussion is embedded in reflections on what hacking looked like in the early days of LISP.

Some code from the book

Metacircular LISP interpreter in Common Lisp
Metacircular LISP interpreter in Scheme
Self-hosting LISP compiler in ~400 lines
The rest of the LISP system
Garbage collector in LISP

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