August in review

August 21, 2023

Here is a not so short list of things I bookmarked during the summer.

When I first started teaching using Racket in first year, I was inspired to change my research focus to functional programming languages. Consequently, when I set out to design the two-course sequence whose materials I adapted for FICS, I had a wealth of recent reading to draw on. Among the sources I used, besides the first edition of HtDP, were the early editions of “Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation” by Shriram Krishnamurthi, the second edition of “Essentials of Programming Languages” by Friedman, Wand, and Haynes, “LISP In Small Pieces” by Christian Quienniec, “The Scheme Programming Language” by Kent Dybvig, “ML For The Working Programmer” by Larry Paulson, and the papers of Chris Okasaki. There are others I’m forgetting because I’m writing this away from my office bookshelves.

Even if the ideas you’re sharing with the world aren’t original you can enrich them with your personal view. As Bill Thurson said 2 all of us have clear understanding of a few things and murky concepts of many more. There is no way to run out of ideas in need of clarification. — Nobody cares about your blog

♪ Aaron Goldberg • Poinciana

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