Subject: Re: continuation
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1999/08/31
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <7qflpu$>
<enoll@CSTP.UMKC.EDU> wrote:
| ...I'm a mere babe in the LISP woods.  How would you
| compare the difficulty of "Lisp in small pieces" to SICP?

SICP is "An Introduction to Driving", using a "Scheme"-style automobile
for all of the examples. Whereas, LiSP is "The Detailed Theory & Practice
of the Design of Scheme-style Automobiles, with Numerous Variations on
the Themes".

Start with SICP, and when you're completely comfortable programming in
Scheme, if after a year or so you get to the point where you *really* want
to know how (and why) things work "under the hood" (not everyone cares),
then pick up LiSP.

[O.k., so maybe I'm exaggerating. A little. Maybe.]


p.s. Be sure to use SICP v.2 -- much better than the first edition (IMHO).

Rob Warnock, 8L-846
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