The Scheme Programming Language, Fourth Edition

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MIT Press
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6.92 X 9.08 X 0.9 inches | 1.74 pounds

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About the Author

R. Kent Dybvig is Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University and principal developer of Chez Scheme.


"Kent Dybvig's
"Kent Dybvig's "The Scheme Programming Language" is to Scheme what Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language" is to C. Kent's book is the book for either the novice or serious Scheme programmer. Its style, wit, and organization has reached a new high with the publication of the fourth edition."--Daniel P. Friedman, Department of Computer Science, Indiana University
"Students in my Programming Language Concepts class need to learn the basics of Scheme in a few days, and to pick up harder concepts throughout the course. For 19 years, "The Scheme Programming Language" has been an excellent guide for them. Dybvig's rapid-fire prose and examples serve both the Scheme beginner and the experienced programmer in need of a reference. Seldom do my students make a point of praising a computer science textbook; that happens over and over with this one."--Claude W. Anderson, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
"Eric Raymond once wrote that learning Lisp makes one a better programmer for the rest of one's days. Scheme is the best dialect of Lisp to learn for this purpose, and Kent Dybvig's book provides a comprehensive and beautiful introduction to learning Scheme and becoming a better programmer."--Olivier Danvy, Aarhus University, Denmark, co-Editor-in-Chief of "Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation"