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Re: Programming starting Lisp

From: Rusi
Subject: Re: Programming starting Lisp
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:53:00 -0700 (PDT)
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On Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:16:39 PM UTC+5:30, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> Rusi writes:

> > I am collecting material on univs starting
> > programming with functional programming:
> > ...
> > I am sure that more places are using Lisp... cant
> > seem to find much.
> > If anyone knows any, in particular non-scheme lisp
> > usage in programming education, please let me know.

> I have said a couple of times that I don't believe in
> paradigms that much. If you tell your students that
> paradigms are models to enhance our understanding, not
> rules what to do, and certainly not descriptions of
> technology (just think of C and Lisp, with which you
> can do anything and everything, in whatever style) - if
> you promise that, ..., no, you don't need to promise
> that, I'll answer anyway:

> Yes, I did Lisp, Erlang and Haskell in a course called
> "Advanced functional programming" at Uppsala
> University, Sweden. But in the CS program there were
> many courses that included functional programming in
> one way or another: SML was the first language I did at
> the university, I did more Erlang on distributed
> systems because of modularity/concurrency, etc. As for
> Lisp in particular, I don't remember that from any
> other course.

> The Lisp we did was Common Lisp. I still have the
> configuration I did to Emacs to do that:

> (setq inferior-lisp-program "/usr/bin/sbcl --noinform")

> sbcl is "Steel Bank Common Lisp", probably some remnant
> of the Lispic wars when there were so much sweet Lisp
> around in different flavors.

> One of the books we read (and the only one I remember)
> was "Land of Lisp", which was very good. I still use
> the style with parenthesis like they did in that book:

> (setq load-path
>       (cl-concatenate 'list load-path
>                       '("~/.emacs.d/emacs-init/"
>                         "~/.emacs.d/emacs-init/w3m/"
>                         "~/.emacs.d/emacs-init/gnus/") ))

> Here are the notes I took on that course with respect
> to CL:


> I haven't touched it in all those years (never look
> back), but I passed the course, so it should be mostly
> correct.

Thanks Emanuel for the data
Uppsala occured a couple of times.
However I cant find anything like a syllabus I can point to.

Do you know of one?

In particular if there is something in Swedish and google-translate does
a half-decent job of translating it, that'd be useful

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