[plt-scheme] Re: plt-scheme type of language

From: Artyom Shalkhakov (artyom.shalkhakov at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Dec 11 13:06:26 EST 2009

Hello Matthias,

2009/12/11 Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu>:
> On Dec 11, 2009, at 11:47 AM, Artyom Shalkhakov wrote:
>> (To make it clear, having read PLAI and done the exercises, I have many
>> questions of the "why"/"why not" sort -- and those you've raised, and
>> I don't know which books to follow.)
> This is fair and I take half the blame as a non-co-author.
> I voiced just this kind of complaint when I first studied
> this kind of course (A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Meta-Universe)
> and I could and should have fixed this consistently -- but alas,
> after one or two courses that tried this, I went back to the old
> mold. Just show them the right way, there are too many ways to
> do things wrong, and too many silly arguments to take apart.

I'm not sure I follow, sorry.

Are you basically saying that a good way to teach students is to show
them the way that is considered "right" (by majority, by authority,
etc.)? Does "right" mean "established results" in this context?

Artyom Shalkhakov.

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