[python-uk] Cryptopals study group
erika.job8 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 11:28:37 CET 2014
On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Walter Prins <wprins at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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