The Little Schemer - 4th Edition fourth edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0262560993
ISBN-10: 0262560992
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This delightful book leads you through the basic elements of programming in Scheme (a Lisp dialect) via a series of dialogues with well-chosen questions and exercises. Besides teaching Scheme, The Little Schemer teaches the reader how to think about computation. The authors focus on ten essential concepts of thinking about how to compute and demonstrate how to apply these concepts in inventive ways. The Little Schemer is an excellent book both for the beginner and for the seasoned programmer.

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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

Product details

  • Publisher : The MIT Press; fourth edition (December 21, 1995)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 216 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0262560992
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262560993
  • Reading age : 18 years and up
  • Grade level : 12 and up
  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Dimensions : 9.04 x 6.94 x 0.51 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars Avoid if dieting or low attention span. Otherwise a must read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a classic. It's responsible for my career choices ...
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