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

From: Zbyszek Jurkiewicz (zbyszek at duch.mimuw.edu.pl)
Date: Mon Sep 30 11:49:41 EDT 2002

On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Matthias Felleisen wrote:

> HtDP @ a Rice semester covers about 10 to 12 weeks (when I teach it). 
> Here is how I spend the additional weeks:
>  * on a Digital Machine (Jam 2000), and students write an assembler, a
>    linker, and a loader for it. Then they hand-write code at Digit
>    level, at ASM level, at quasi-C and at stylized Scheme. They
>    translate.
>  * a juxtaposition of the Stepper model of computation and the Jam 2002
>    model, called "Marx and Hegel". (All lectures have titles, and you 
>    will know what this means.) The tension between the thesis and antithesis
>    raises all kinds of questions and leads to a synthesis: the CS curriculum. 
>  * an overview of the basic fields in CS, as suggested by the Marx-Hegel
>    lecture. 
> -- Matthias
> P.S. Marx-Hegel is more of a joke on the lack of knowledge on the side of 
> American students than a true dialectic analysis of CS, but it is cute
> how it works out. 

So I do not see your coverage of material to be much narrower or broader
than SICP or ours, it is rather the problem of accents and the tools

Zbyszek Jurkiewicz

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