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It's time to learn Scheme

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on April 07, 2008 07:47 PM
Scheme is already installed on most Linux systems, and you probably don't even know it. Type 'guile' at a prompt. The best way to learn Scheme is to pick up a copy of the excellent MIT textbook, "Structure And Interpretation Of Computer Programs" by Sussman and Abelson. I think the content and examples are available on-line. This book is brilliant beyond description, it will totally change the way you think about programming and software development.

Another excellent point is that learning and understanding LISP will make you a better programmer when you move on to other languages. To those who want to learn Java, I say, learn Scheme first, then Java.


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