[plt-scheme] Equivalent of K&R for Scheme?

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 10 10:28:27 EDT 2008

You might try Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days by Dorai Sitaram.


On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Yavuz Arkun <yarkun at gmail.com> wrote:
> What Scheme book would be closest analogue to C's K&R? I consider the
> essentials of K&R to be (roughly in descending order of importance):
>  --Aims to teach the target language as opposed to programming in general
>  --Doesn't suffer from page bloat unlike typical American textbooks
>  --Covers the entire language, at least in essentials
>  --Uses complete, if smallish, programs as examples and exercises
>  --Doesn't treat the reader as a complete nincompoop, unlike typical
> introductory American textbooks
>  --Doesn't leave out hard-to-teach bits "in the interests of concentrating
> on the essentials"
>  --Doesn't include barely relevant but impressively obscure quotations at
> every chapter
>  --Is mercifully free of "foo" and "bar"
>  (OK, the last two are maybe not that essential, but they help.)
>  Online availability of a free copy is a definite plus. Thanks in advance
> for your help.
>  --Yavuz
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