Re: books on programming

From: Robert S. Thau (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 09:44:05 PST

Kragen Sitaker writes:

> There's also "Why you should learn to program", by the guy at
> Erasmatazz. Unfortunately, actually learning to program requires
> reading, writing and running programs, and that book uses antique
> versions of BASIC for its sample programs. (This is one reason I like
> SICP.)

Unfortunately, Scheme isn't ageless itself (the previous edition of
SICP was written in an archaic dialect which required a fairly
extensive compatibility package).

Granted, Scheme's not changing much now, but that's not necessarily a
sign of vitality.


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