The Reasoned Schemer, 2e

by Friedman, Byrd, Kiselyov, Hemann, Bibby, Steele, Sussman, Kowalski

ISBN: 9780262364744 | Copyright 0

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The goal of this book is to show the beauty and elegance of relational programming, which captures the essence of logic programming.  The book shows how to implement a relational programming language in Scheme, or in any other functional language, and demonstrates the remarkable flexibility of the resulting relational programs. As in the first edition, the pedagogical method is a series of questions and answers, which proceed with the characteristic humor that marked The Little Schemer and The Seasoned Schemer. Familiarity with a functional language or with the first five chapters of The Little Schemer is assumed. 

For this second edition, the authors have greatly simplified the programming language used in the book, as well as the implementation of the language. In addition to revising the text extensively, and simplifying and revising the "Laws" and "Commandments," they have added explicit "Translation" rules to ease translation of Scheme functions into relations.

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Contents (pg. vii)
Foreword (pg. ix)
Preface (pg. xi)
Acknowledgements (pg. xiii)
Since the First Edition (pg. xv)
1. Playthings (pg. 2)
2. Teaching Old Toys New Tricks (pg. 24)
3. Seeing Old Friends in New Ways (pg. 36)
4. Double Your Fun (pg. 52)
5. Members Only (pg. 66)
6. The Fun Never Ends... (pg. 78)
7. A Bit Too Much (pg. 84)
8. Just a Bit More (pg. 106)
9. Thin Ice (pg. 128)
10. Under the Hood (pg. 144)
Connecting the Wires (pg. 176)
Welcome to the Club (pg. 178)
Afterword (pg. 181)
Index (pg. 184)
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