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Wednesday August 17, 2005
06:03 PM

(eq Lisp frustrating)

[ #26337 ]
Most of my frustration from trying to read the SICP and work through the examples stems from my strange inability to read long documents these days, but it's certainly not helped by the differences between Scheme and CLISP.

DAMN YOU WILDLY VARYING IMPLEMENTATIONS!

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  • Just to set things straight: Scheme and Common Lisp are different languages, or rather different dialects of the same language. They are not "implementation". CLISP is an implementation (of Common Lisp) - a free and good one...

    Scheme has its own free implementations, like PLTScheme.

    Just read through SICP using scheme, and forget about the other things for a while. Once you finish it an feel that what you really want is Common Lisp, it's trivial to switch. The most important thing is to really enjoy the br