Subject: Re: Need to learn Scheme
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/12/05
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <90i4ti$6s8vv$>
In article <90hore$9hq$1@abbenay.CS.Berkeley.EDU>,
Brian Harvey <> wrote:
| (Karl Elvis MacRae) writes:
| >So I need a good book on the topic.
|      The Scheme programming language : ANSI Scheme / R. Kent Dybvig.  2nd ed.
|    Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR, c1996.
[...many other good recommendations...]
| Apologies to the authors of several other fine books I might have listed,
| but I know when I see a huge long book list I end up not reading any of
| them.  :-)

If one is already an experienced programmer the Dybvig book is a good
one (IMHO), but don't forget the "standard" itself: R5RS. It's actually
quite readable (and small!), and is a *very* nice "ready reference" to
keep at hand while you're coming up to speed. Widely available on the
net in various forms (as I recently posted).


Rob Warnock, 31-2-510
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