"I think that it's extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep fun in computing."
-- Alan J.Perlis
Dedication, SICP

youtube.com/watch?v=7oV7hiAsVT

I totally agree with the speaker on the final slide: SICP is an absolute masterpiece.

Even though it's supposedly an introductory CS textbook, I learnt a lot by reading it after I had already been programming for over a decade.

In fact, I would have likely missed much of SICP's elegance if I hadn't been programming in imperative style for years.

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So, am I using functional programming on a daily basis now?

No. And probably never will.

But I still think that every serious engineer should be exposed to these concepts.

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@codewiz the real question is: can you car/cdr an integer_sequence?

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