[plt-scheme] Any good book that covers PLT Scheme

From: Bruce Durling (bld at otfrom.com)
Date: Thu Feb 2 21:36:28 EST 2006

I will happily concede that scheme is more flexible and superior to  
other object systems. I am coming to learn scheme as a superior  
language. In my ignorance I don't think of scheme first when I think  
of OO languages. I'll have to take a look at the OO support in PLT. I  
know I like a language with mixins. ;-)


On Feb 2, 2006, at 8:57 PM, Matthias Felleisen wrote:

> On Feb 2, 2006, at 8:19 PM, Bruce Durling wrote:
>> WRT OO Programming, I would have to ask why you would look at  
>> scheme for that? I know it can be done and scheme is a great  
>> research language on different ways of doing OO, but *I* don't  
>> think of it as an OO language. I know it is multi-paradigm and you  
>> can do a lot with it, but I'm looking for the macros and  
>> functional programming aspects of it to give my brain a work out.  
>> I really don't mean to flame bait, but maybe you should look at  
>> Smalltalk for a pure OO experience or Java (today's COBOL and the  
>> way I pay my bills) as a mainstream OO environment.
> Why don't you look at the PLT Scheme object system, its mixins, its  
> integration with the module and unit systems, its uses, and then  
> holler again.
> -- Matthias

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