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It's time to learn Scheme

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.146.78.146] on April 03, 2008 08:47 PM
A good source of information could be the essays of Paul Graham (http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html). It is quite interesting how he explains the notion of evolution of language (http://www.paulgraham.com/hundred.html) and explain how Lisp is able to redefine itself (http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/paulgraham/acl1.txt).

Lisp made the fundamentals ideas (http://www.paulgraham.com/diff.html) of computing programming. Paul Graham explains that language are medium of expression and why he prefers to express himself with Lisp (http://www.paulgraham.com/iflisp.html).

If you are lazy (do not insult anybody here lazyness is good sometimes) just read this one ( http://www.paulgraham.com/icad.html )I like how it shows that programmers go from java to perl to python cause each one is progressively closer to Lisp :)

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