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Re: Help with Learning Programming and LISP

From: Viet Le
Subject: Re: Help with Learning Programming and LISP
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:15:45 +0100

Thank you Zelphir, this looks great!


On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 at 22:24, Zelphir Kaltstahl <address@hidden>

> 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> 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
> --
Kind regards,

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