[plt-scheme] And now for an actual Scheme question (PLAI)

From: Prabhakar Ragde (plragde at uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Thu Jul 17 21:53:55 EDT 2008

Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> You're a dangerous man, Prabhakar!
> I *am* going to excom you now.

Heh, heh. Nothing like poking Shriram's buttons.

> - you've veered off from the book: you can no longer just copy code
>   from the book and try it out

I note that Samuel Beckett, born in Ireland and raised speaking English, 
achieved some of his greatest effects by deliberately choosing to write 
in French. While copying code and playing with it gives one a firm base 
from which to conduct exploration, reimplementing it in a different 
manner tests depth of understanding. But I agree that one should really 
have a good reason to deviate from PLAI. I just didn't want to let the 
notion that PLT match might be useful in this context (and many others) 
go unsupported. --PR

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