[plt-scheme] Scheme contradictions

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com (hendrik at topoi.pooq.com)
Date: Sun Jul 30 12:23:36 EDT 2006

On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 11:18:13PM -0700, Danny Yoo wrote:
> Hold.  Have you even looked at "How to Design Programs"?  Really read 
> though it: don't just look at the table of contents.
>     http://www.htdp.org/
> Take a critical look at it: don't just assume that all it talks about is 
> Fibonacci numbers, or that it even mentions them.  (In fact, I can't even 
> find Fibonacci numbers in the index, and my theory is that the authors 
> have anticipated your complaint and have deliberately omitted it out of 
> principle.)  And of the first examples in HtDP, some deal with wages and 
> theatre prices.  I can't think of anything more motivating.  *grin*

My son (who already can use C, Java, C++, Eiffel and has programmed his 
Nintendo DS) tried How To Design Programs and got totally bored long 
before he got to the meat of thr language.

-- hendrik

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