[plt-scheme] Examples of Scheme (or Lisp) in real-world

From: Hugh Myers (hsmyers at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Mar 9 22:34:04 EST 2010

This may not be what you had in mind, but you might want a field trip
to the Architecture department with particular emphasis on AutoCad
which while not implemented in Lisp, embeds Lisp as its extension
language--- everything from algorithms for geometric construction to
menu management. An entirely practical example... I still chuckle my
a** of thinking about architects learning Lisp ;-)


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> Ciprian,
> I followed upward from the URL you sent earlier, and got here:
> http://beta.wikiversity.org/wiki/Functional_programming_--_2009-2010_--_info.uvt.ro
> Are the lab materials listed here an accurate depiction of what the
> course is covering?
> And if so, is there a chance that -- and this is the point where I
> remind you to fasten your flak jacket -- is there a chance that the
> students are...bored to tears?
> You say that most of your students want to build *something*.  Of
> course most of them don't know what they want to build -- that's why
> they're students.  But they still represent a great starting point: a
> desire to DO, rather than a desire to sit back, relax, and hope that
> their diploma will guarantee them riches.
> Putting such students through this lab material...well, if I were them
> (and I was, one of those students who wanted to DO something), I would
> be in deep rebellion too.
> Shriram
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