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Inside this Book – The book was awesome! Abelson and Sussman have created a masterpiece. It provides a great introduction to computer science. The book contains a lot of back referencing and you need to understand previous material in order to grok what you’re currently reading. The exercises are key – you can probably accomplish it without doing them, but they really, really help reinforcing the knowledge. They are also fun to do. The book starts slowly. It might seem a bit basic for the experience programmer, yet I still found it worth to work through the exercises and appreciate the fine points the authors are making. It’s worthy to note that the first 2 chapter (out of 5) don’t even introduce state. They just elaborate a lot on functions and lists. Chapter 3 becomes more interesting, as state and environments are introduced.
Inside this book –Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs PDF Book by Harold Abelson – The cherry on the pie is the last three exercises. First you have to compile your Scheme interpreter to the register machine simulator. Afterwards, you have to implement the evaluator in C (based on the one you wrote for the register machine) and provide with the necessary runtime operations (which mostly means memory and garbage collection). Finally, you modify the compiler to generate C code and compile the interpreter, resulting to a Scheme implementation on C. Apart from fun, the material is a great introduction to a wide variety of topics. If you just want to have a sense about computer science, this is a great book. While it won’t go into more advanced topics (such as various compiler optimizations, parsing or advanced data structures), it does a great job of wetting your appetite and giving you and overview. Plus, I cannot state that again – it is so much fun to read and do the exercises.
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- Full Book Name – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
- Author of this Book – Harold Abelson
- Language – English
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