The Little LISPer teaches you how to think in the LISP language an "The Little Schemer" introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra. With wit and wisdom, The Little LISPer unfolds some of the most beautiful concepts in The Little LISPer is self-contained: an interpreter for the language is. The notion that "thinking about computing is one of the most exciting things the human mind can do" sets both The Little Schemer (formerly known as The Little.

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Daniel P. Friedman. 1 Ungluer has Faved this Work. Learn more at Find on Google Books Find on OpenLibrary Find on GoodReads Find on. The little schemer / Daniel P. Friedman and Matthias Felleisen; drawings by For the student of Lisp programming, The Little LISPer can perform the same. The Little Schemer book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The notion that “thinking about computing is one of the most ex.

It is weak in practical concerns like documentation, defensive programming, and computational efficiency. The development of a system of arithmetic from three primitives is delightful from a mathematical perspective and shockingly horrible from an engineering perspective.

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It also will not teach you very much about Scheme. It touches on only a very small part of the language: a very good part.

Despite its flaws, the book has a very loyal following and that is because it works. It teaches one thing, a thing that is very difficult to teach, a thing that every professional programmer should know, and it does it really well.

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These are lessons that stick with you. You need to grab a sandwich and study this book.

It is a dynamic language. It has a flexible datatype arrays that can easily simulate s-expressions. And most importantly, functions are lambdas.

All JavaScript programmers should have recursive functions in their toolkits. Because of this deep similarity, all of the functions in The Little Schemer can be written in JavaScript.

The syntaxes of these two languages are very different, so some transformation rules are needed. The book is written in a question-answer style that needs getting used to but is well designed an kept me interested.

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I found the style a bit tiresome at the beginning, because the matter starts off quite easy and the presentation does not really allow you to skip lots of stuff completely, as you will never know what you have missed. Its really designed to be read cover to cover.

I think the book changes pace dramati Just finished the book, good read, unusual book. I think the book changes pace dramatically in chapter 8. Chapters I found really easy to follow, then it gets a lot harder.

Maybe its just because the concepts in these chapters are completely new to me. Chapter 8 introduces the use of closures to "return several arguments" from a function by building up lists in the closure , which is kind of hard, but something every programmer can relate to.

Chapter 9 continues the treatment of recursion and recursively defined functions. The book does not go into any great detail here, I guess the sequel The Seasoned Schemer has more.The format is a set of questions and answers, which is initially quite an odd read.

The Little Schemer and The Seasoned Schemer are worthy successors and will prove equally popular as textbooks for Scheme courses as well as companion texts for any complete introductory course in Computer Science. Reading this book will not only cause your geek rating to skyrocket and impress all the Cool Kids, it will also open your eyes to a paradigm of programming which most programmers are completely unaware of, but which will undoubtedly play a significant role in the programming systems of the future.

And in fact, this one has the broadest horizons yet.

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The leading topic is Recursion. As part of ; ebook The Little edit the second you refile challenging for.

Little Schemer is also amazing in that it starts extremely easy, but the last 2 chapters are devoted to the Y combinator and a scheme interpreter which are not easy at all!