Preface

About This Book


About This Book

This book is the complete specification and reference of the Dylan programming language.

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.

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.