[plt-scheme] about SICP & PLT scheme

From: Chongkai Zhu (u0476504 at utah.edu)
Date: Sat Jan 28 17:37:37 EST 2006

======= At 2006-01-28, 00:31:28 arnuld wrote: =======

>hai everyobody,
>                       i am a newbie. i posted a topic 7 -1 0 days ago
> and got lots of responses. that was quite an encouraging thing. after
> studying seriously and carefully all those responses i decided to learn
> scheme.
>1.) may you tell me if SICP teaches scheme language  ?

Yes and no.

>2.) if SICP does not teach scheme but abstractions only, then which
> book for a person who is not a programmer but possesses a knowledge
> scheme from HtDP ("how to design programs" @htdp.org) ?

TSPL, which is at http://www.scheme.com/tspl3/ .
>3.) is there any book for scheme like "Peter Norvig's Paradigms of AI:
> case studies in common lisp" . anything else like case studies or
> something showing a walk-through of the real-life projects in scheme
> (in other words important enough to spend money).

http://www.schemers.org/Documents/ lists most of the Scheme books.

>4.) also when i posted my earlier question @ comp.lang.lisp, i got a
>response saying "PLT scheme can be used to create Desktop Apps and
>hence for Rapid Application Development, in the end you can do some
>3-D thing too by using PLT scheme".
>was he right? if yes then  what should i do to reach at such high
>point of  'creating desktop apps".

He is not right. The 'Games' that come with DrScheme is a demonstration.

>thanks in advance
> "arnuld"
>"the great intellectuals"

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