The Little Schemer (Fourth Edition)

Daniel P. Friedman & Matthias Felleisen, préface de Gerald J. Sussman

MIT Press
décembre 1995
Prix (à titre indicatif)
29 €
Nombre de pages

"I learned more about LISP from this book than I have from any of the other LISP books I've read over the years. . . . While other books will tell you the mechanics of LISP, they can leave you largely uninformed on the style of problem-solving for which LISP is optimized. The Little LISPer teaches you how to think in the LISP language. . . an inexpensive, enjoyable introduction."
-- Gregg Williams, Byte

The notion that "thinking about computing is one of the most exciting things the human mind can do" sets both The Little Schemer (formerly known as The Little LISPer) and its new companion volume, The Seasoned Schemer, apart from other books on LISP. The authors' enthusiasm for their subject is compelling as they present abstract concepts in a humorous and easy-to-grasp fashion. Together, these books will open new doors of thought to anyone who wants to find out what computing is really about.

The Little Schemer introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra -- things that everyone studies in grade school and high school. It introduces programs as recursive functions and briefly discusses the limits of what computers can do. The authors use the programming language Scheme, and interesting foods to illustrate these abstract ideas. The Seasoned Schemer informs the reader about additional dimensions of computing: functions as values, change of state, and exceptional cases.

The Little LISPer has been a popular introduction to LISP for many years. It had appeared in French and Japanese. The Little Schemer and The Seasoned Schemer are worthy successors and will prove equally popular as textbooks for Scheme courses as well as companion texts for any complete introductory course in Computer Science.

À propos des auteurs
Daniel P. Friedman is Professor in the Computer Science Department, Indiana University, and Matthias Felleisen is Professor in the Computer Science Department, Rice University. Together they have taught courses on computing and programming with Scheme for more than 25 years and published over 100 papers and three books on these topics.

Sujets (ou table des matières)
  • Toys
  • Do It, Do It Again, and Again, and Again
  • Cons the Magnificent
  • Numbers Games
  • *Oh My Gawd*: It's Full of Stars
  • Shadows
  • Friends and Relations
  • Lambda the Ultimate
  • and Again, and Again, and Again,
  • What Is the Value of All This?
  • Intermission
  • Index
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