[plt-scheme] Scheme for first year CS classes, good or bad?

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 22 07:30:43 EDT 2009

Well, that and his "take it like a man" seems woefully misplaced. :)


On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM, David Storrs <david.storrs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Prabhakar Ragde <plragde at uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>> Jens Axel writes:
>>> http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/9w1br/scheme_for_first_year_cs_classes_good_or_bad/
>> This is a Waterloo student (not in the class I'm teaching, though at least
>> one of his respondents is). He picked the wrong forum, as reddit seems to
>> have a core of active dedicated functional programming fans. What was
>> striking was the lack of agreement with his stance. --PR
> The thing I found interesting was the basic message inherent in his thinking:
>   "All that matters is that the program (seems to) output the correct result."
> Yes, that's important, but testing and maintainability actually count
> for more, IMO.  I would guess that his curriculum will address this,
> though.
> --Dks
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