best book: aint no such thing, and encouragement for old coots

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 16 21:12:50 CET 2004


On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 12:00:27 GMT, Samuel Walters
<swalters_usenet at yahoo.com> wrote:

> http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book.html
> 
> It's the major reason I'm learning scheme.
> I just don't stop hearing good things about this book.

Yep, and a good companion volume, also online is

How To Design Programs

http://www.htdp.org/2001-11-21/Book/

Which is a more hands on, day to day type scheme tutor but
emphasises all the same principles. It's less math oriented 
that SICP which might appeal to some.

But SICP is definitely the more "life changing" in impact.

Alan G.
Author of the Learn to Program website
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld



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