from hell to paradise ; ; ; was: [plt-scheme] Prereqs for robotic programming

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at
Date: Tue Feb 17 14:26:07 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 1:21 PM, YC <yinso.chen at> wrote:
> But people are motivated toward pleasure and away from pain, so if learning
> FP is going to cause too much pain, it's going to be a non starter.

Yes it is painful.

> So if we want greater adoptions (and a shelf life
> after school) then FP must attempt to solve some problems for people in work
> settings, better than what they are already familiar with.

Siebel's _Practical Common Lisp_ book is loved by thousands.

_Practical Scheme_ is sure to be a hit.

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