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Re: What's so cool about Scheme?

Off the top of my head:

-- Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Abelson and
   Sussman, available on-line at http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp

-- How to Design Programs by Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler,
   Matthew Flatt, and Shriram Krishnamurthi, also available on-line at
   http://www.htdp.org (what is it about these great scheme books being
   available for free?)

-- The Scheme Programming Language by Kent Dybvig, also (you guessed it)
   available online at http://www.scheme.com/tspl2d

-- www.schemers.org; there's tons of stuff there

-- The PLT scheme repository of papers (see http://www.plt-scheme.org)

Welcome back!


> Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 15:29:51 -0700
> From: Billy <billy@isilon.com>
> This is slightly off topic but...
> I took scheme in college, and promptly forgot it after the class was
> over since I was much more interested in C++ at the time.  I've come
> back to scheme now, and I think I've come to really like the elegance
> of the language.  The problem I'm having is, unlike many other
> languages I learned, I'm having problems finding and learning the
> idioms beyond the basic ones. I'm having a problem finding examples to
> advance to the "next level".  Are there any pieces of
> code/projects/books that any of you would suggest which would give
> comprehensive examples of idioms and even styles.
> -billy