[plt-scheme] A literary metaphor for Scheme

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sun Nov 6 19:14:14 EST 2005

On Nov 6, 2005, at 6:36 PM, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:

> I asked this question on a mailing list devoted to literature with 
> some people on it who knew Scheme, so it's only fair that I ask it on 
> a mailing list devoted to Scheme with some people on it who know 
> literature (I'm hoping).
> If Scheme were a literary figure, who would it be?
> I mean an author, but naming a character might also work. I have some 
> ideas, but will wait to share them with those who are interested. --PR

I don't know about Scheme but I do know about myself and possibly 
others who are spreading the work:

-- Sisyphus, and on his rock, I see Perlers, Pythonistas, Javars, and 

-- Wilhelm Tell, shooting arrows at the apple on his son's head (well, 
sometimes I think I am the son)

-- Pyrrhus, and his kind of victory is every instance of when others 
adopt lambda halfway 

-- Don Quixote, as many of you know from my home page

-- Götz von Berlichingen, a Goethe character of the 30-year war and is 
extremely well-known in Germany. 

How's that for a first collection. -- Matthias

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