- It’s available everywhere, and most programmers are comfortable reading it.
I include Ruby or Scheme, though, if it seems appropriate.
Why not Haskell or Erlang?
…or OCaml, Scala, F#, Clojure? I’m getting there. SICP and The Little Schemer books are more than enough for me right now.
Have you seen:
I’ve seen it, but haven’t had the chance to dive in yet. Just from the front page, it looks like it could serve as a syllabus for further exploration into functional programming…thanks for passing it on!
I too am working through SICP, through the MIT OpenCourseWare course of the same name, with a few other brave souls. I read the Little Schemer last year, and it really helped prepare me for a lot of the concepts in SICP.
How about MozRepl?
@goodmike, I’ve been using the SICP 1981 lectures, but I might check out the MIT stuff…that’s a great idea, I can’t believe it didn’t occur to me.
@Mark, I’ve never heard of MozRepl, I’ll check it out. There’s probably an emacs hacker inside me, waiting to come out; MozRepl is one more reason for me to seriously sit down with it. I expect it’ll pay off, but it’s always a question of how to use my scarce time: FP? blogging? linux? emacs? The autodidact’s curse is that you never really graduate.
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