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The Art of the Metaobject Protocol (MIT Press)
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on 12 June 2017
Read again after many years and still offers good insights into how to logically extend languages rather than add ever more compatible libraries that use different models. Python and Swift programmers can learn a lot about the fundamentals of the strength of these language designs from reading this. I do wonder whether the language designers might have read this...
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on 8 November 1997
This book is the first so far to completely discuss the mechanisms of the Metaobject Protocol. This is an advanced treatment and will be of value to the experienced Lisp programmer. The book covers all aspects of the MOP in great detail and when the reader has finished it, he or she will be very comfortable with CLOS mechanisms, and even more importantly, why these features have been implemented in the ways that they have.
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