[plt-scheme] How to Design Programs Book

From: Jerzy Karczmarczuk (karczma at info.unicaen.fr)
Date: Thu Nov 6 05:02:28 EST 2003

"Dor Kleiman" wrote:
>>Well, as much as I appreciate books, and the authors (thank you very much for the 
>>wonderful book, by the way), I find the online version not only more affordable, but 
>>also easier to use. As a matter of fact, that's the reason I never buy programming 
>>books. I find online books to be much better and I prefer using them.

I do buy books. You can read them in bed or in a bathtub. Why shall I be obliged
to read only science-fiction or other rubbish in Paris metro? It is a nice place
to learn some programming as well, unless there are too many pickpockets around.

And, just think: one day you might get a genuine dedication of Matthias
Felleisen on your exemplar. Perhaps you might then sell it to collectioners and
make a lot of money with.

Jerzy Karczmarczuk

PS. An authentic story on how my generous attitude has been rewarded by the Holy
     On one ICFP conference I saw on the display of one of publishers who used to
     invade us [[I wonder why in Uppsala there were none...]] the book of Appel
     about the compiler construction in C. I began to scan it, and to compare
     it with my memories.
     The Nice Lady asked: Sir, are you interested in this book? What do you
     think about it?
     And I answered truly: well, you see, I teach compilation. I have already
     bought the ML and the Java version, and I am comparing them. It is
     interesting, sure, but I regret, I wont buy it, I prefer to spend my
     money on something different.
     The Nice Madam smiled and said: in this case I offer this book to you.
     Please take it, and I hope it will be useful for you or for your students.

     I still don't know. Perhaps it was just my sex-appeal? ((But those among you
     who do know me personally would never believe in this hypothesis...))

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