The Dylan Reference Manual

The Dylan Reference Manual

This book is the complete specification and reference of the Dylan programming language. The book will be of interest to users of Dylan, as well as to those who have a general interest in object-oriented programming and modern programming languages. It is not, however, a tutorial. Beginning programmers who want to learn Dylan may wish to begin with another book before moving on to this volume.


The book is divided into three parts: chapters 1 through 10 describe the overall structure and semantics of the language; chapters 11 through 14 provide a reference describing every class, function, and syntactic construct in the language; appendices contain the BNF for Dylan’s syntax, a listing of names used by the Dylan language, and a glossary of terms.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Syntax
  • Program Structure
  • Program Control
  • Types and Classes
  • Functions
  • Conditions
  • Collections
  • Sealing
  • Macros
  • The Built-In Classes
  • The Built-In Functions
  • Other Built-In Objects
  • The Built-In Macros and Special Definitions
  • BNF
  • Exported Names

Book Details

Author(s): Andrew Shalit
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 469
Link: Read online.

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