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Actually, the tour is mostly useless... but, they also have ( all by the PLT
folks )
 How to Design Programs
http://www.htdp.org/
 and
 Learn Scheme in FIXNUM days
http://download.plt-scheme.org/doc/299.400/html/t-y-scheme/

 On 10/1/05, Alan Gutierrez <alan-ruby-talk / engrm.com> wrote:
>
> * Jay Levitt <jay+news / jay.fm> [2005-10-01 16:17]:
> > In article <3q7gddFdii3nU1 / individual.net>, bob.news / gmx.net says...
> > > > I'm going to be noting all this down, Lazy Evaluation is a subject
> in
> > > > Functional Programming and AI.
> > >
> > > ... although it's by far not restricted to that.
> > >
> > > Btw, recently I discovered (better: started using) an interesting
> idiom that
> > > exploits the fact that both Proc and Hash implement #[].
> >
> > Could you recommend a good book for us old-timers - who grew up in
> > procedural languages, never learned more Lisp than we needed to
> > customize Emacs, and are still getting our heads around the now-half-
> > obsolete OO GoF patterns - to learn about functional programming and its
> > idioms? From reading this thread, I would have assumed that FP is
> > another word for "procedural" but clearly it's much, much more.
>
> I can't recommend anything really, since I don't FP.
>
> But, I've bookmarked...
>
> http://www.drscheme.org/
>
> For it's tutorials.
>
> http://www.plt-scheme.org/software/drscheme/tour/tour-Z-H-4.html
>
> And there's a classic text called the "The Little Lisper" that
> has been revised as the "The Little Schemer", which is less than
> 100 pages, and purports to get you thinking recursively.
>
> --
> Alan Gutierrez - alan / engrm.com - http://engrm.com/blogometer/
>
>


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Jeff Wood

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