Alain Picard <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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"
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.
Rob Warnock, PP-ASEL-IA <email@example.com>
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