[plt-scheme] Scheme contradictions

From: Richard Cleis (rcleis at mac.com)
Date: Sun Jul 30 18:32:13 EDT 2006

On Jul 30, 2006, at 10:23 AM, hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:

> 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

What conclusion have you drawn from this observation?


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