[plt-scheme] What are the key user manuals/books to get the most out of PLT Scheme?

From: Jakub Piotr Cłapa (jpc at pld-linux.org)
Date: Sun Apr 1 14:01:39 EDT 2007

Grant Rettke wrote:
> Hi folks,
> What are the critical resources for getting started with PLT Scheme?
> Pretty new to Scheme, one of the first things that interested me is
> 'PLT MzScheme: Language Manual'.

I got into Scheme by reading /Scheme in Fixnum Days/ together with the 
R^5RS standard. The first one lacked some introduction to the language 
constructs but provided some really good examples. Then came the 
/MzScheme: Language Manual/ (it mentions only the differences from R^5RS 
so it's not sufficient alone) and tons of really cool articles from the 
PLT guys behind Mz. (especially the macro ones)

/Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation/ by Shriram also 
looks really nice to me. I have only read the macros part but it blown 
my mind. :P

Of course writing some useful software is also quite enlightening. I 
started (however that probably wasn't the wisest choice) by wrapping 
libusb with the FFI and writing an AVR programmer.

Jakub Piotr Cłapa

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