Common Lisp the Language, 2nd Edition

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1.2.6 The Lisp Reader

The term ``Lisp reader'' refers not to you, the reader of this book, nor to some person reading Lisp code, but specifically to a Lisp procedure, namely the function read, which reads characters from an input stream and interprets them by parsing as representations of Lisp objects.

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