Subject: Re: Ruby style
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 05:30:18 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Alain Picard  <> wrote:
| I haven't seen any "Lisp in 21 days" books yet.  (Should I write one? ;-)

Maybe a (small) group should get together and just translate (if we can
get his permission) Dorai Sitaram's "Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days"
<URL:> into
Common Lisp syntax and idioms. It would need some work to add special
variables (though it already covers FLUID-LET), the chapter on macros
would be significantly different, and the continuation (call/cc etc.)
stuff would have to be converted to talking about exceptions/conditions
and threads (e.g., the "engines" stuff). On the other hand, the presentations
of some topics would even be simpler (e.g., a lot of the development in
the chapter on "Alists & Tables" could be simplified by changing it to
"Alists & Hash Tables"). 

All in all I think it'd be a good template to work from.


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