[plt-scheme] RE: plt-scheme digest, Vol 1 #758 - 1 msg

From: Alex Peake (alex.peake at comac.com)
Date: Sat Mar 27 10:12:20 EST 2004

FWIW, (in the context of having learned Common Lisp first and then Scheme), I really enjoyed Scheme
and the Art of Programming - Springer and Friedman


> Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 22:32:51 -0600
> From: "Thaddeus L. Olczyk" <olczyk at interaccess.com>
> To: plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu
> Reply-To: olczyk at interaccess.com
> Subject: [plt-scheme] The "Stroustrup" introduction to (PLT) Scheme.
> When learning C++ one typically encounters two books.
> One by Stan Lipman one by Bjarne Stroustrup.
> The division was fairly straightforward : you read Lipman
> if you didn't know C; and you read Stroustrup if you
> knew C.
> Everyone I knew who had read Lipman and knew C had a
> very hard time of it, because they were bored out of their minds
> reading the C section. Part of the problem is that the C and C++
> parts were inextricably woven.
> I first learned Lisp circa 1978, from a book called "Let's Talk
> Lisp" by someone called something like Siklossy. I didn't get a
> chance to actually use it since I didn't have access to a computer.
> Later I got some programming in, but not that much compared to
> other languages. Mostly interacting with Reduce and Macsyma.
> Later I used Lisp to write Emacs macros and then did some CL
> and a little CLOS programming. That besides the fact that I have been
> programming in general for many years.
> Every so often I try to learn Scheme in the little spare time I
> have. The thhig is that I look at books, and
> wind up skipping the parts that are very similar to Lisp. Then
> I wind up getting confused in the examples by the parts which
> differ from Lisp.
> What seems to me to be a better way is to find the "Stroustrup"
> equivalent of a Scheme book for Lisp programmers.
> Thaddeus L. Olczyk
> -----------------------
> Think twice, code once.
> End of plt-scheme Digest

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