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The Reasoned Schemer : The MIT Press - Daniel P. Friedman

Paperback Published: 15th November 2005
ISBN: 9780262562140
Number Of Pages: 184
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The goal of "The Reasoned Schemer" is to help the functional programmer think logically and the logic programmer think functionally. The authors of "The Reasoned Schemer" believe that logic programming is a natural extension of functional programming, and they demonstrate this by extending the functional language Scheme with logical constructs--thereby combining the benefits of both styles. The extension encapsulates most of the ideas in the logic programming language Prolog. The pedagogical method of "The Reasoned Schemer" is a series of questions and answers, which proceed with the characteristic humor that marked "The Little Schemer " and "The Seasoned Schmer." Familiarity with a functional language or with the first eight chapters of "The Little Schemer" is assumed. Adding logic capabilities required the introduction of new forms. The authors' goal is to show to what extent writing logic programs is the same as writing functional programs using these forms. In this way, the reader of "The Reasoned Schemer" will come to understand how simple logic programming is and how easy it is to define functions that behave like relations.

"Contrary to popular belief, logic programming doesn't always mean programming in Prolog. In this groundbreaking book, Friedman and Kiselyov extend Scheme to form a completely new kind of logic programming system, one which is in many ways even more elegant than Prolog. Written in the same classic question-and-answer format as the authors' previous book The Little Schemer, The Reasoned Schemer covers goals, first-class relations, interleaved and non-interleaved backtracking, the relationship between relational and functional programming, and much more. Reading this book will not only cause your geek rating to skyrocket and impress all the Cool Kids, it will also open your eyes to a paradigm of programming which most programmers are completely unaware of, but which will undoubtedly play a significant role in the programming systems of the future. More importantly, though, this book is great fun to read and will make you a better programmer."-- Michael Vanier, Caltech

Prefacep. ix
Playthingsp. 2
Teaching Old Toys New Tricksp. 16
Seeing Old Friends in New Waysp. 26
Members Onlyp. 46
Double Your Funp. 60
The Fun Never Ends...p. 76
A Bit Too Muchp. 86
Just a Bit Morep. 108
Under the Hoodp. 130
Thin Icep. 144
Connecting the Wiresp. 158
Welcome to the Clubp. 162
Indexp. 164
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ISBN: 9780262562140
ISBN-10: 0262562146
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 15th November 2005
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition