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Re: [Chicken-users] Re: Style Guide

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Re: Style Guide
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 12:24:16 +0100
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On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 12:16:12PM +0100, Tobia Conforto wrote:
> William Ramsay wrote:
> > Is there such a thing as a Chicken/Scheme style guide? [...] If there
> > is such a thing as teaching an old dog new tricks I'd like to try.
> Your last sentence makes me think that you're referring to algorithm
> design, not mere syntax style.  Things like learning to use closures and
> continuations effectively, learning to express iterative processes with
> recursive syntax, and so on.
> If that's the case, I'm finding SICP[1] and The * Schemer series[2] very
> interesting reads.  Even if you already know most of the concepts and
> half the tricks in them, they are worth reading for the other half.

+1 on that!
"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
 is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
 experience much like composing poetry or music."
                                                        -- Donald Knuth

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