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Re: Help with Learning Programming and LISP

From: Zelphir Kaltstahl
Subject: Re: Help with Learning Programming and LISP
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:24:24 +0200
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There is at least one SRFI for a unit test library. Is that sufficient
as "support for TDD"?

On 9/11/19 10:53 PM, Viet Le wrote:
> Thanks for your recommendation. May I ask if Scheme has support for
> TDD or are there any TDD libraries/frameworks in Scheme? A quick
> online search didn’t show desired results. I found only TDD for Clojure.
> Thanks,
> Viet
> On Tue, 10 Sep 2019 at 22:24, Zelphir Kaltstahl
> <address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>     I would like to add "The Little Schemer" to the list of good books
>     suggested here. Damn did I get a lot out of that little book. It
>     starts
>     at the very beginning, but accelerates quickly.
>     I would say I got more out of SICP than The Little Schemer, but
>     both are
>     phenomenal books in my opinion. SICP has many many pages and
>     covers many
>     topics. More than are treated in The Little Schemer, but the
>     content in
>     The Little Schemer is very enlightening as well, just like many things
>     in SICP were for me. In The Little Schemer I read multiple chapters
>     multiple times to get a better understanding and often was rewarded by
>     understanding it better and even better, when I later typed that code
>     into my machine and wrote comments for everything. I am far from
>     finished with SICP, but I had a lot of "Aha!" moments with it too.
>     Both
>     highly recommended books, but they might take also some time to get
>     through, if you have a job and not much time to spend on the books.
>     Haven't read Practical Common Lisp.
>     Realm of Racket was a little disappointing for me personally, as in my
>     version there was some code missing and thus some example did not work
>     (the procedure `decay` is missing in my book). I also did not buy
>     in to
>     the "Big bang" thingy that much. I would have preferred to write
>     something on top of a minimalistic 2D engine instead. In general
>     is it a
>     nice idea though, to get content across by writing small games.
>     I still have PAIP (Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming)
>     here and am not sure how to sort it in. So far it has been good
>     content,
>     but I also have not progressed very far into it yet. I am
>     rewriting the
>     code in Scheme so far, when I try out the code of it.
> -- 
> Kind regards,
> Viet

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