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Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days [Go to first , previous , next page; contents ; index ] Preface This is an introduction to the Scheme programming language. It is intended as a quick-start guide, something a novice can use to get a non-trivial working knowledge of the language, before moving on to more comprehensive and in-depth texts. The text describes an approach to writing a crisp and utilitarian Scheme. Although we will not cover Scheme from abs to zero? , we will not shy away from those aspects of the language that are difficult, messy, nonstandard, or unusual, but nevertheless useful and usable. Such aspects include call-with- current-continuation , system interface, and dialect diversity. Our discussions will be informed by our focus on problem-solving, not by a quest for metalinguistic insight. I have therefore left out many of the staples of traditional Scheme tutorials. There will be no in-depth pedagogy; no dwelling on the
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