phr-n2002b at NOSPAMnightsong.com
Fri Sep 20 07:06:28 EDT 2002
"Dave Gustafson" <DGustafson at attbi.com> writes:
> I've been programming for, hard to believe when I think of it, 30 years...
> I just recently picked up a book that really brought back som fo the Joy of
> programming and programming languages. I wish I'd picked it up much
> earlier! It's not about Python, but rather about a dialect of Lisp called
> Scheme, and is titled "The Little Schemer". It's been really fun to work
> through and really "grok" what's going on in programming, also fun to
> translate the concepts there in to Python which to me is a more real-world
> language. I'd suggest it as a way to have some fun with this art...
That sounds like either a "port" or a re-interpretation of the classic
"The Little Lisper".
You should also of course have read "Structure And Interpretation of
Computer Programs" by Hal Abelson and Gerry Sussman:
The complete text is on that website now!
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