Posted by: Anonymous
on April 03, 2008 02:42 PM
You may think Scheme is stuck in the 1950's but you're missing the big picture.
Regardless of your opinion, Scheme remains the best way to teach functional programming. Functional programming is a great tool for mathematical work since each function directly correlates to a mathematical equation.
It just happens to be poor at performing iterative tasks / object abstractions. Which is fine, since each paradigm has it's place. You must be of the "all programming is software development." If you want to find out whether that is correct, go talk to a physicist.