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

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Sat May 30 17:30:46 EDT 2009

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 4:48 PM, wooks <wookiz at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On May 30, 7:54 pm, Shriram Krishnamurthi <s... at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>> > As for Cohen, I am willing to forgive him everything because he
>> > clearly empathises with the student he is writing for.
>> So do many people who write in Greek (which apparently includes Cohen).
> Thats for the student to judge. I have no doubt that the people who do
> it think they do.

No, you're only in a position to judge whether an author *appears* to

Furthermore, every educator on this list has had the experience of
students who returned years later and said, "You made me do X several
years ago, and I disliked/hated/didn't understand the point to it, but
now I do, so thank you".  Sticking with such X's is also a kind of
empathy, but one that a student is literally unable to judge in the
short term.

In short, don't take yourself too seriously.  Choosing to not learn
something hurts only you.


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