chris at inetd.com.au
Mon Feb 13 13:59:42 CET 2006
On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, Daryl Tester wrote:
> John Steele Scott wrote:
>> When my brain is up to it, I'm studying the Scheme programming language.
> I've got some leave coming up soon, and I'm hoping to make a significant
> dent in SICP. I've had several abortive attempts at it, but 10 minutes
> or so here or there doesn't soak into the brain well.
hehe.. I bought the book last year and I managed to get to page 43 :-(
Seriously though, I'll get a round tuit one of these days (busy at the
moment doing an MSc in IT degree). I bought the "Little Schemer" at
the same time, which is most interesting, and "this page reserved for
jelly stains" raised a smile. Jumping between Common Lisp and Scheme
makes for interesting syntax errors.
>> Although I haven't got very far with it yet, I think I can already
>> relate to an observation I read on an MSDN blog that "Lisp is a Curse".
> I've always thought of it as that language they used in Snow Crash to
> rewrite people's brains. :-)
hmm.. sounds like an interesting book. Lisp overwrote my brain a couple
of years ago!
>> Especially since we already have a Ruby troll on the list. :)
> He's harmless provided you don't get him wet or feed him after midnight.
... or get him started on Python's "list comprehensions" versus Ruby's
"blocks". I'd like to try Ruby on Rails, so I'll get to play with
 Ruby, Python, "Power" http://blog.ianbicking.org/ruby-python-power.html
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