Somewhere out there is a young nerd at a crossroads:
A life of Scheme, LISP, drugs, insanity, and freedom.
A life of corporate enslavement, scooping out their brains a little more every day for a steady paycheck.
CHOOSE INSANITY. CHOOSE SICP.
@mdhughes I've been meaning to read SICP. Haven't done much more than browse it yet. And I taught myself java! Didn't use that book though, and it took a lot more than 24 hours. XD
@Angle It's never too late. Start at the beginning, do all the exercises (I'd use Chez Scheme, but MIT-Scheme & Racket command-line are usable).
I did do the corporate enslavement thing for too long, and I have nothing to show for it. Insanity has served me far better.
@Angle I just use Sublime Text currently, added .ss etc to the Lisp syntax highlighting, I haven't found/looked for a specific Scheme one yet (it'd be nice to have more keywords lit up).
And I do a lot of work in the Chez REPL, the editor's fantastic. Then copy-paste over to my script.
I write unit tests with SRFI-64 from Thunderchez, and https://mdhughes.tech/2020/02/27/scheme-test-unit/
Caveman Schemer, but it works!
@mdhughes Uhg. One of these days I will finish How To Design Programs... then I can graduate to SICP.
In the meantime my weak brain can work on learning mathematics like a real grown up and actually complete the exercises.
Mastodon x appdot.net = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole