[plt-scheme] What about "The Little Schemer"?

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Sun Sep 7 21:23:35 EDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Jos Koot <jos.koot at telefonica.net> wrote:
> Sorry, but a disagree on that.
> TLS is far from easy. TLL or TLS teaches an important idea of a mathematical
> nature: RECURSION (and a little bit of FP). Its primary goal is not to teach
> programming. See the foreword of TLS. Yet for some students (like I was long
> ago and still am) TLS can be a very stimulating book opening far horizons
> and thus helping improve already acquired programming skills.
> This is not to say that HtDP is easy, but as it is more focussed on
> discipline and practical, attractive real life like problems, it may be more
> adequate for with more interest in practical problems than in mathematical

Thanks Jos. I had incorrectly paraphrased, having taken out-of-context
something I had a read a while back, and missed the point:

"HtDP [is] TLL spelled out slowly and carefully."


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