[plt-scheme] Re: new interactive programming material for beginners

From: Benjamin L.Russell (DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Aug 15 04:49:09 EDT 2008

On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:03:01 -0400, "Shriram Krishnamurthi"
<sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:

>Dear PLT Users,
>As some of you know, we have been working on a new way of writing
>interactive applications, such as games, using just pure functional
>programming.  We call this the World style, and it is embodied in the
>world.ss Teachpack included in the DrScheme distribution.
>In response to demand, we are creating extended materials on this
>style of programming:
>  http://world.cs.brown.edu/

Fascinating!  The following sentence on page 1 of Chapter 1:

>DrScheme treats images just like numbers, symbols, and other Scheme values, which means you can
>write functions that consume and produce them.

reminded me of the treatment of images as parameters to functions in
the following essay:

1 Why Computer Science Doesn't Matter

which was recently introduced in this forum by Matthias Felleisen in
the following thread:

[plt-scheme] Re: More pedagogic stuff:

Correct me if I am wrong, but is this a continuation? ;-)

-- Benjamin L. Russell

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