OMG! I'm so excited to announce that through my work at @spritelyinst we've published A Scheme Primer: https://spritely.institute/news/the-spritely-institute-publishes-a-scheme-primer.html
Direct link: https://spritely.institute/static/papers/scheme-primer.html
This document manages to serve two purposes:
- As a quick skim, it's a reasonable intro to "how to start programming with Scheme with no prior experience". Hey, tutorials are useful!
- But also, in less than 30 pages we manage to compress a TON of computer science ideas in a way that I think is really, really approachable.
The document ends with a code example, and full walkthrough, of a Scheme interpreter written in Scheme... in a mere 30 lines of code! It's like 3/4 of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs compressed into a document you could read in an afternoon!
@civodul @spritelyinst The .info export reads really nice in emacs: https://spritely.institute/static/papers/scheme-primer.info
I've been wondering whether a scheme-primer package installs the info version might be worthwhile to have in Guix. What do you think?
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