This is a collection of blog entries written while learning Lisp. It is posted in the order written so you probably want to jump to the first post.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Practical Common Lisp Chapter 10 : Numbers, Characters, and Strings
Numbers, match, chars, strings. Nothing to exciting here. Just a quick overview for example of how in C you do % and in Lisp you do REM. Nice to know what numbers can be very big. To compare strings you can't use =, but have to use STRING=, I wonder why it can't automatically determine the type. The chapter doesn't cover common string operations such as its length or splitting them as that is covered in the next chapter (on arrays).