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Write Yourself a Scheme in 48 Hours

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I’ve always had issues with finishing projects I start, but I think I’ve found something that I will be able to finish. It is a handy little Wikibook called Write Yourself a Scheme in 48 Hours. Now I tend to be skeptical of any book that purports to teach a topic so many days, or so many hours. However, WYaS is not quite of the same variety as those boastful primers. WYaS is a book with a dual purpose. As the title states, it teaches the reader how to write the majority of a real Scheme interpreter. The language it is presented in is Haskell. According to the author of the book. the reader should end up learning both Haskell and Scheme. Personally, I am inclined to believe him, because I’ve read through the first chapter or so and have been suitably impressed. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it going and actually finish a programming book for once. If you are even remotely interested in either of these languages or if you simply want a good book to read, I would definitely suggest reading through WYaS and seeing how you like it. I’ll keep you all updated if I come across anything interesting while reading it.

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Written by John Gunderman

June 30, 2009 at 4:46 am

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