[plt-scheme] Re: Scheme workshop survey

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Sat Oct 18 23:09:36 EDT 2008

How many hands must we clap before the tree falls?


On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 9:58 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>> Third, Sri, yes, that car don't run, but I program in Scheme to avoid bus
>> errors, not car errors.
> Perfect.
> But you do get the general point, right?  You're just playing obtuse
> on the Internets?
>> Fourth, Matthew, yes, we will take this to comp.lang.scheme.
> For now, this seems like a perfectly good venue: this is a PLT
> question because --
>> Finally, Matthias again, is PLT just a cunning plan to cripple the next
>> generation of programmers in the US? That is, and here I am serious, if
>> Wadler is right and Scheme hopelessly confuses beginning programmers, why
>> did you decide to teach programming using Scheme?
> -- because (as Robby said in his Zen-like fashion), we don't teach
> Scheme: we teach DrScheme Beginning Student (at the beginning).
> Shriram
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