[plt-scheme] More document (newbie)

From: George Herson (gherson at snet.net)
Date: Wed Oct 22 08:34:58 EDT 2008

When you read http://docs.plt-scheme.org/reference/ are you struck by the simplicity, or glad that you now have a http://docs.plt-scheme.org/guide/?  

How would you explain the parameterize command, at least as used in http://docs.plt-scheme.org/more/?

BTW, I agree with the other emails of countervailing support arising in my complaint's aftermath; i see potential here or I would be elsewhere.


----- Original Message ----
From: Ernie Smith <esmith at acanac.net>
To: George Herson <gherson at snet.net>; PLT Scheme List <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 9:09:40 PM
Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] More document (newbie)

Simplifying the language??  

That would be a challenge.
I don't think languages get much simpler.
The only bloat, if any, can be attributed to that double edged sword 

The problem I find with getting up to speed isn't the language at all.
It's me. 
25 years of bloated languages addles the brain.
Maybe you are experiencing something similar.
Try not to think in terms of what you already know, come at it fresh.

It's the unlearning curve that needs flattening.

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