2019-08-13: Thoughts On Simply Scheme

I may not finish the rest of Simply Scheme.

Chapter 22 deals with files and I/O, and some of the exercises and examples are not working. Simply Scheme came out just after R5RS, but I cannot find anything about a specific version. It might even be running R4RS.

I guess the I/O functions work differently in different implementations. Or perhaps Racket is handling things differently. My goal of completing 100% of Simply Scheme will not happen.

I do not know what I will do next. The options are: The Little Schemer books, How To Design Programs, climb Mount SICP, or get back to Clojure.

You’re welcome.

Image from ‘Beatus of Navarra’, aka ‘Navarra Codex’, a 12th century manuscript of the 8th century work Commentary on the Apocalypse‘, written in the 8th century by Beatus of Liébana, housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (more info in French at this page). Source gallica.bnf.fr / BnF; image assumed allowed under Fair Use.

Spaniards look at this and say, “French manuscripts are okay, but if you want something with intense pictures, you can’t beat us.”