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Re: Book questions

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:20:06 PM UTC+5:30, David Christensen wrote:
> I mentioned SICP before.  The concepts are great, but the Scheme 
> programming language and REPL environment aren't my favorite.  If you're 
> serious about computer science and computer programming, read it first 
> and then choose what's next:
>      http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book.html

I guess I am the diagonally opposite corner: personally I enjoyed scheme (along with APL) more than any other language; SICP not so much

However if the content of SICP calls you and not scheme the medium, here's
SICP in python

Well I suppose I am coming across as a python fanboy.. anyways... that's SICP in python  -- if that calls you.

Why SICP-the-book doesn't get SICP-the-contents:

I find the Friedman books better.

On a more tangential note here are the "Tears of Donald Knuth"

And a historian commenting on the same:

Should give a picture of how CS has shifted in ½ a century

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