[plt-scheme] A Couple of Questions on DrScheme/Mzscheme

From: Neil W. Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Thu Sep 26 00:46:35 EDT 2002

> I still wonder why the Scheme community in academia can't convince
> their brother professors in Engineering to give Scheme a try?  My
> background is in the Flight Simulation field where most engineers
> still prefer to program in Fortran or C unless a DoD contract forces
> Ada down their throats.

Good question.  Though my impression is that the implementation language
for a research project is often selected by the graduate student(s),
rather than by the professor.  (Though it's also common for a professor
to advise the student to modify or build upon an existing hunk of
engineering/scientific code, which is usually written in Fortran or C.)
If a grad student were to choose Scheme for all-new code, that would
likely be due in part to him/her having received a thorough
indoctrination in Scheming Ways as an undergrad.

                                                        Neil W. Van Dyke

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