Re: For McCarthy's sake !
- From: "justinhj" <justinhj@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 1 Mar 2007 08:49:15 -0800
On Mar 1, 10:45 am, "Tim Bradshaw" <tfb+goo...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mar 1, 8:46 am, Didier Verna <did...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Would you guys stop pointing beginners to cltl2 or the hyperspec ? That's
Why? that's how we learnt CL (well, from CLtL1). Being able to read
language references and specifications, especially ones written as
well as either edition of CLtL and the CL standard, is an important
distinguishing characteristic for good programmers.
I don't think it's a good place for beginners to start. A much more
gentle introduction would be better; Practical Common Lisp, or PG's
Common Lisp for example.
But I think it's fine to point people at the spec. for questions like
"what does mapcar do?"