[plt-scheme] Great books on algorithms?

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Thu Nov 8 08:44:36 EST 2007

On Nov 8, 2007 7:12 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>   Let's keep in mind the bunch that will go beyond to take a job and
>   need such languages as Java.

I'm trying to understand *their* argument, and not preach to the choir.

How is learning Scheme an impediment to learning any other language?

It is a particularly poor argument as it seems to me that Scheme
exposes you to the essence of computation within a general purpose
programming language.

Have you ever seen any ideas within a language other than Scheme that
you couldn't implement/express within Scheme?

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