By Andreas Paepcke
To date, books on object-oriented programming have concentrated both at the method of the object-oriented paradigm or on instructing the main points of a selected programming language. This assortment takes a special technique, studying one object-oriented programming language - the Common-Lisp item procedure (CLOS) - as a latest programming instrument. The fourteen contributions learn CLOS from various angles, revealing the techniques in the back of the layout of the language, its meant use, its effect on object-oriented layout and programming, and its position within the context of alternative object-oriented programming languages.Chapter 1 offers adequate element concerning the language for the rest fabric to be understood by means of readers strange with CLOS, and it concentrates at the strange features of the language. CLOS is put into old standpoint in bankruptcy 2, which describes the assets and evolution of principles embodied within the language. additional chapters speak about the metaobject protocol, examine CLOS with different object-oriented languages, and speak about functions of the language and points of its implementation.