[plt-scheme] Equivalent of K&R for Scheme?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 10 10:25:32 EDT 2008

Dybvig, The Scheme Programming Language/4th, MIT Press. scheme.com

On Apr 10, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Yavuz Arkun wrote:
> What Scheme book would be closest analogue to C's K&R? I consider  
> the essentials of K&R to be (roughly in descending order of  
> importance):
> --Aims to teach the target language as opposed to programming in  
> general
> --Doesn't suffer from page bloat unlike typical American textbooks
> --Covers the entire language, at least in essentials
> --Uses complete, if smallish, programs as examples and exercises
> --Doesn't treat the reader as a complete nincompoop, unlike typical  
> introductory American textbooks
> --Doesn't leave out hard-to-teach bits "in the interests of  
> concentrating on the essentials"
> --Doesn't include barely relevant but impressively obscure  
> quotations at every chapter
> --Is mercifully free of "foo" and "bar"
> (OK, the last two are maybe not that essential, but they help.)
> Online availability of a free copy is a definite plus. Thanks in  
> advance for your help.
> --Yavuz
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