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Re: a straight way to testing the own scheme capabilities?

From: Joel James Adamson
Subject: Re: a straight way to testing the own scheme capabilities?
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:42:13 -0500
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maledetto <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:07:49 -0500
> Joel James Adamson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:
>> > () maledetto <address@hidden>
>> > () Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:12:25 +0100
>> >
>> >    aren't there some tests out there?
>> >
>> > What would such a test look like?
>> To the OP: Can you be more specific about what you want?  I suggest
>> reading The Little Schemer[1] if you want to really understand the
>> concepts behind the language.  That book advanced my thinking
>> hugely.  I still refer to it occasionally.
>> Joel
> there's a simple reason for my question. i'm in the need to quickly
> refresh my knowledge about the language because of a possible job in the
> very near future.

Perhaps pick a programming task, write a program in Scheme, and then
submit it here or comp.lang.scheme and solicit comments.  I still don't
understand how you'd get more out of some kind of "test" than you would
get out of just using the language again.


Joel J. Adamson
Servedio Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

FSF Member #8164

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