[plt-scheme] Re: Why "lambda"?

From: wooks (wookiz at hotmail.com)
Date: Wed May 27 08:00:59 EDT 2009

On May 27, 12:18 pm, Marco Morazan <moraz... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You know if someone hadn't looked at the customs and norms prevalent
> > in CS pedagogy and said "This is nonsense I'm not perpetuating this
> > s**t" HTDP would not have been created. The arguments for teaching
> > everybody to program apply tenfold to the teaching of math.
> In fairness to the authors, HtDP is not about syntax or what kind of
> symbols you use in your representations.  What HtDP is not perpetuating
> is quite different from your objections to the use of Greek and Hebrew
> characters. We ought not lump together the idea of program design with
> the idea of being more selective in the characters used to write
> formulas.

I don't think what I said suggests that at all.

However thought clearly has been given to the syntax, symbols and
example domains so as to support their pedagogical objectives.

On that level I think it is an apt analogy.

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