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Date: 2004-11-26 (00:10)
From: Martin Berger <martinb@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Experiences with learning OCaml?
i have to disagree. while SICP is a brilliant book that i used
to teach myself programming from (and nothing i learned as an
undergraduate really went beyond), these days, i'd recommend
Ocaml to beginners. scheme has one VERY BIG problem: it is
untyped (in the sense of static type checking). thinking about
types properly is such an important factor in becoming a good
programmer. it seems to me that there is little one can learn
from scheme that one couldn't learn from ocaml, and probably
learn better.