[plt-scheme] Re: When does eqv? differ from eq? , from equal?

From: Greg Woodhouse (gregory.woodhouse at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 7 12:33:28 EDT 2008

I'm sure that all has to do with the perception (perhaps valid) that knowing
C is an essential job skill. But remember that these are first year
students: I wouldn't have expected them to have developed a sense that
learning a language like Scheme can be valuable for its own sake. Well,
that's not quite true: it is disappointing that at the end of the course
they are still focused what they can put on their resumes.

What bothers me is that professional developers focus so much on tools and
languages without really thinking critically about the problems they are
trying to solve. I work on message based interfaces between healthcare
applications (mostly on the Java side), and it's awfully difficult to get
people to think in terms of, say, the contract a service provider needs to

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 8:28 AM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:

> > See the thread "peasant revolt against Scheme: in the archives of the PLT
> scheme discussion list)
> http://www.cs.utah.edu/plt/mailarch/plt-scheme-2001/msg00066.html
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