The Seasoned Schemer

The Seasoned Schemer

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qdrawings by Duane Bibbyq foreword and afterword by Guy L. Steele Jr. qI learned more about LISP from this book than I have from any of the other LISP books I've read over the years. . . . While other books will tell you the mechanics of LISP, they can leave you largely uninformed on the style of problem-solving for which LISP is optimized. The Little LISPer teaches you how to think in the LISP language. . . an inexpensive, enjoyable introduction.q -- Gregg Williams, Byte The notion that qthinking about computing is one of the most exciting things the human mind can doq sets both qThe Little Schemerq (formerly known as qThe Little LISPerq ) and its new companion volume, qThe Seasoned Schemer, q apart from other books on LISP. The authors' enthusiasm for their subject is compelling as they present abstract concepts in a humorous and easy-to-grasp fashion. Together, these books will open new doors of thought to anyone who wants to find out what computing is really about. qThe Little Schemerq introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra -- things that everyone studies in grade school and high school. It introduces programs as recursive functions and briefly discusses the limits of what computers can do. The authors use the programming language Scheme, and interesting foods to illustrate these abstract ideas. qThe Seasoned Schemerq informs the reader about additional dimensions of computing: functions as values, change of state, and exceptional cases. qThe Little LISPerq has been a popular introduction to LISP for many years. It had appeared in French and Japanese. qThe Little Schemerq andqThe Seasoned Schemerq are worthy successors and will prove equally popular as textbooks for Scheme courses as well as companion texts for any complete introductory course in Computer Science. Download DrScheme - a graphical environment for developing Scheme programsDvbvig, R. Kent. The Scheme Programming Language, 2nd ed. Prentice-Hall Inc. , Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1996. Eisenberg, Michael. Programming in Scheme. The Scientific Press, Redwood City, California, 1988. Ferguson, Ian with Edanbsp;...

Title:The Seasoned Schemer
Author:Daniel P. Friedman, Matthias Felleisen
Publisher:MIT Press - 1996


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