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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Um... if you follow the book through from the beginning you'll get introduced to scheme as you go. It's worth the effort too, seriously head stretching.

    The Little Schemer and The Seasoned Schemer are also worth a go, the stuff in 'seasoned' dealing with continuations, co routines and all that jazz is definitely deep voodoo.
  • ugh (Score:3, Informative)

    by jhi (318) <jhi@iki.fi> on 2002.04.05 17:01 (#6676) Homepage Journal

    I seriously suggest trying to wean yourself out of the translator. Grok Scheme. Then move on and grok Smalltalk. Prolog. Forth. (*) That's called "learning", I believe.

    (*) No, that's not a progression of "guruness", or recommendations, just a selection of mind-expanding experiences.

  • It's a very good book, but I was really happy once I was able to recognize that it has some serious problems and unexamined prejudices. Among other things, it has a definite air of "the perfect language" [amazon.com] about it. I wish the authors had gone thru had had a co-author hang "rebuttal" footnotes off of their wackier unexamined statements which they always manage to phrase in totally absolutist terms.