[plt-scheme] Re: plt-scheme digest, Vol 1 #981 ---> Scheme Cookbook compared to other resources?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 16 22:22:34 EDT 2004

Late but better than never:

I fully agree with this assessment. The more Web sites on Scheme
the better. The more books on Scheme in the book stores the better.

I don't consider these efforts a competition. I consider them
essential to our efforts.

THANKS to the thousands, and Neil. -- Matthias

On Sep 2, 2004, at 9:50 AM, Neil W. Van Dyke wrote:

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> todd.a.schmiedeke at us.pwc.com <todd.a.schmiedeke at us.pwc.com> writes at 
> 09:24 02-Sep-2004 -0400:
>> What does Scheme Cookbook offer that  How To Design Programs  by 
>> F/F/F/K
>> and  How To Use Scheme by F/F/F/K/S   does not?
> PLTers can give a better characterization of their books than I can,
> but here's one perspective from one Cookbook contributor...
> HtDP is a pedagogical book about how to program (and think better).
> HtUS is more a reference on doing particular kinds of practical things
> in the full PLT Scheme language and library.
> The Cookbook is somewhat similar in intent to HtUS.  However, by virtue
> of being a Wiki edited by a cast of thousands, the Cookbook is more
> organic and responsive.  The Cookbook will likely end up with broader
> scope than HtUS, and much less consistency.
> As the Cookbook site mentions, however, there is interest in developing
> an edited print book from the Cookbook at some point.  The goal would 
> be
> to promote Scheme through bookstore shelves, with the help of a major
> publisher.
> -- 
> http://www.neilvandyke.org/

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