Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • MIT has graciously put up a texi2html conversion of SICP, but if you ask google nicely, you should be able to find texinfo and pdf versions as well. Paul Graham's On Lisp is also transcribed into texinfo, which converts to PDF well enough.

    Actually, both of these are available via darwinports:

    • Reading SICP reminds me of something Paul Graham
      wrote about starting to hang around the MIT AI
      Lab. He was impressed with how fast they talked.
      He said the secret is not to think any faster,
      just use more words.
      Did I get the story right?

      Anyway, this is the impression of SICP. It's very
      wordy.
      • by Ovid (2709) on 2005.06.12 19:52 (#41095) Homepage Journal

        Without naming the paper, that's the thought that came to me a few days ago as I was reading a PhD thesis. While I was pleased that the author did not (generally) resort to big words for simple concepts, I did note that he spent an awfully long amount of time justifying his approach to his thesis. After thinking about it, I came to the conclusion that I could reduce the first 20 pages of his thesis down to a page or two.

        On the other hand, I've never written such a beast, so I suppose there are probably rules that I don't know about.