SICP-guile - SICP in Guile & Emacs Lisp

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SICP has been a great classic of computer science for more than two decades and is likely to remain so for many more. Its reputation has grown throughout the 90s and continued to do so ‘posthumously’: the 6.001 course (which SICP served as the textbook of) is now a Python oriented course to accommodate shifting computing trends. SICP’s broad strokes remain as vibrant as the day it was written however. The real soul of this book is in its exercises: a powerful graphics language, a computer algebra system, a Scheme and “JIT” evaluator, a Prolog-like langauge and more. This expansive coverage of so many topics of computing spawned a long tradition of hackers studying it and writing solutions to its exercises. An exhaustive reading of the book was unlikely for its target audience. SICP contains statements and source code that are redundant or ambiguous. Asking readers to consider code and structures whose details are described in principle, only later introducing their implementation. This pedagogical approach is maybe more sensible in the lecture hall, but is inefficient for the enthusiast.



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