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> > > If I had the time, I'd write a "Lisp for Dummies" book. At least, I'd
> > > attempt it. The result probably wouldn't get published, as I doubt
> > Isn't this basically what the "Little Lisper" is?
> I've yet to read it, alas, but from what I've read _about_ it, I
> suspect this is true. Certainly a number of people who could easily be
> described as "sceptics" have made favourable comments about this book.
> Yes, it's on my list of "books to get". The trouble is, there are so
> many books on that list, and most of them are about Lisp. ;-) Still,
> I'll get there someday.
The title is now "The Little Schemer". I recently bought a copy of it
but I'd call it "LISP for nonprogrammers" rather than "LISP for dummies."
It certainly has a light, conversational style all the while it's
introducing concepts like S-expressions and abstraction.
One thing about that book is that you really need to work through it.
One day, I expect to finish working through my copy.
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