[plt-scheme] Re: 2 books

From: keydana at gmx.de (keydana at gmx.de)
Date: Sat Dec 12 12:42:22 EST 2009

Hi Michael,

thanks for your opinion.

Regarding DCPL, I also still plan to have another try. In my case, I'm lacking the mathematical
knowledge especially, but I've found a helpful (plus, short & precise) book on that:

Lattices and Order by Davey & Priestley

which has special chapters on the stuff used in DCPL (CPO etc.) 

... well of course I'm adding the disclaimer here that I'm not the person to judge the book's correctness :-)


 haven't read PLAI (yet) so I can't compare it to the DCPL, which I 
read over the course of 3 or 4 months. I'm still not done with it by any 
measure. In general, I consider it very well-written, however, that 
doesn't make the subject matter itself much easier. Perhaps you just 
need to allow for a slower pace. Myself, I'm taking a detour now over 
Pierce's Types and Programming Languages (very slowly, due to time 
constraints) and will probably get back to parts of DCPL some time in 
the future.

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