Fwd: [plt-scheme] A literary metaphor for Scheme

From: Marco Morazan (morazanm at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Nov 7 20:41:25 EST 2005

Dear All,
 I would have to say Don Quijote de La Mancha. The idealist on a quest to
improve the world that everyone thinks is crazy (Shriram's first group)
except his faithful follower Sancho Panza (Shriram's second group). Indeed,
one could establish the parallelism with Joyce that was eloquently done by
Nishad, but there is the Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha" where Don
Quijote does make the life of everyone he touches better......as Scheme has
for the many it has touched. I am not sure there is an equivalent for this
when it comes to Joyce.

Marco T. Morazan

"On theories such as these we cannot rely. Proof we need. Proof!"
-- Yoda, Jedi Master

 On 11/6/05, Prabhakar Ragde <plragde at uwaterloo.ca> 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
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