hello everyone,<br><br> I am writing this email only because i have 2 very simple questions. After asking my questions i will explain them a little bit so that your answer can be personalised according to my purpose, understanding-level and choices.
<br><br><br>Q: should i start SCHEME, LISP (& if LISP then which LISP) or RUBY?<br><br>Q; which books (for RUBY i already have the answer)?<br><br><br>1. presently i am learning through HTDP. i am working at PART-2 for now and within next 3 months i
<br> will finish this book. In the "preface" of the book it is very clearley written :<br><br>-- HTDP does not teach "how to programme in scheme" but rather it teaches students "how to design programmes" hence for this purpose it uses only a small number of scheme constructs and a dozen or so basic scheme functions. someone who wishes to use scheme a sa tool will need to read additional material--
<br><br>that's ok because i did not pick that book for learning scheme. anyway, from experience with this book i know that by the time i will finish this book i will have a good knowledge of scheme language (around 40%).<br>
<br><br>2. now since i will have a good amount of knowledge of how scheme language works i will want to <br> know whether i should start scheme or LISP or RUBY, if LISP then which LISP? ( i love LISP & <br> RUBY more than SCHEME ) i prefer a language which has greater prectical orientation & that is the
<br> one reason i am posting this question since i do not know. 2nd reason is I am not so good at <br> Mathematics. i am Bachelor of Science, so i know more Maths than other people but still i am not <br> so good. On the contray i love to programme & enjoying my time through HTDP.
<br><br><br>3. 3rd reason is i want to start working on software-projects as soon as possible because my father is <br> going to be retired by the end of 2007 hence i need to start earning before time is over. also <br>
"professional life" is exactly opposite to "student life" . from experience as a "salesman" i know that <br> student life is 'dream-world', it is not real, it is not intended to be.<br>
<br><br>4. i have a friend in England he is coming to INDIA in march month, by that time i will be on the last <br> parts of the HTDP. he asked me if i want to have any more books (that is how i had HTDP). it saves
<br> my 'shipment expenses'. that way i can save my money. pretty much for a jobless person. that is <br> why i am posting this question now, rather than wainting to finish HTDP.<br><br>so i sum-up<br><br> 1.will
go through HTDP hence 40% of scheme languge is done there. (so will not be a newbie like at <br> present)<br><br> 2. a language which has greater prectical orientation.
<br><br> 3. not so good at Maths but love to programme.<br> <br> 4. myself has less time to build mylife. must stand independent by the end of 2007.<br><br>& in the end - what books to follow? <br><br>i will really appreciate your time if you may spend some.