Subject: Re: Common Lisp vs Scheme
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 11 Jul 2002 16:16:03 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <agkb03$7rlui$>
Bijan Parsia  <> wrote:
| While I like Graham's book (though less over time), the fact that it *is*
| written somewhat from a Schemely point of view might conceal more that it
| reveals. Norvig's *Paradigms of AI Programming* contains rather more
| unbridled enthusiasm for CL as such (compare the discussions of LOOP).

Oh, for someone wishing to compare the two, I'd have to
say PAIP is probably the more useful to read. After all,
Chapter 22 "Scheme: An Uncommon Lisp" starts off with a
comparison of Scheme & CL, and goes on to develop a Scheme
interpreter in CL. And Chapter 23 "Compiling Lisp" develops
(in CL, of course) a proper tail-recursive compiler for
the Scheme of Ch. 22.


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