[plt-scheme] Re: The Philosophy of DrScheme

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Wed Dec 3 17:46:55 EST 2008

On Nov 26, 2008, at 6:37 PM, Eduardo Bellani wrote:

> One doubt that I'm having while immersing myself on the scheme world  
> through
> htdp, (going at it alone some time after graduation, so I'm not
> exactly the main target market :P ),
> specially after reading The Structure and Interpretation of the
> Computer Science Curriculum, is that I'm
> seeing a lot of parallels with Seymour Papert's Logo (and consequently
> Alan Kay's Squeak ST), which
> would be of course parallels with contructionism itself.
> Was that intentional? Or am I seeing things? (I swear I'm clean :D

I suspect the connection is simply that all of these works include  
thinking about the language itself, by people with some mathematical  
insight, rather than simply taking an existing (assembly+sugar) one  
for granted.

John Clements

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