Monday, September 25, 2006

The Little Schemer Book Review

This book is an introduction to thinking about computation and consequently the scheme programming language. The only prerequisites needed for the book is arithmetic. It is written in a series of dialogues and has humor interspersed. Also it introduces the idea of recursion in lisp and this ends with the y combinator being fully introduced in scheme. The book introduces a subset of scheme with an atomic environment by creating the atom? function. The book ends with a full interpreter of the subset of scheme written in scheme.

I really enjoyed this book because it is very simple to understand. When I read this book I had little knowledge of programming and this book was a great introduction to scheme. I would recommend this book for a person who has no prior experience with programming or scheme in general.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

R6RS preliminary report !

There is a preliminary report on in PDF format at R6RS PDF. It is a draft version and is currently incomplete but it reflects what the committee has decided so far. There is a public review process which allows you to suggest features or other changes available on the main page.