[python-uk] Cryptopals study group

Walter Prins wprins at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 14:30:20 CET 2014


Count me in as well (I think.)

On 27 December 2014 at 13:32, Harry Percival <harry.percival at gmail.com>

> Am enticed by this:
> *"you should like solving puzzles. An appreciation for early-90's MTV
> hip-hop can't hurt either."*
> And this:
> *"Our friend Maciej says these challenges are a good way to learn a new
> language, so maybe now's the time to pick up Clojure or Rust."*
> Dying to learn Clojure yo.

To whoever mentioned Rust: thanks for mentioning it -- hadn't heard of it
before and spent quite a bit of time reading about it last night... seems
very interesting!

Re SICP/functional -- very much agree Harry. (Keep feeling/hearing the
siren call of functional programming lately...)  I'd like to add that
there's a course on Coursera that uses Scala as the teaching language and
that uses SICP (amongst one or 2 others) as reference:
https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun   I expect it should run again in
April or so and am intending to sit it when it's up next, would be nice to
have someone else from a known context do it as well so one could likewise
discuss things etc.  (Maybe one could attempt the assignments in this
course in both Scala & Clojure to enhance the learning experience.)

Anyway, hope you've all had a very good Christmas and wishing you all the
best for the new year!

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