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[philly-lambda] Re: Actually read SICP?

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I have a copy and have read solidly through the first half and have read bits and pieces past that. There is a ton of great content in the book, and it will certainly make you a better programmer. Be warned, however, that the problems in the book can be extremely difficult. Don't feel bad giving up on a few because you don't have time to figure them out.

- Trotter

On 7/12/07, Toby DiPasquale <> wrote:

Hi all,

I met with Ed Watkeys over this past weekend and he again mentioned
"SICP", or "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" by
Abelson and Sussman. This used to be standard issue for MIT CS 101
until they punked out and went to Python.

My question to this list is: how many of you have actually read SICP
(or watched all the videos)? What did you think of it? Is it as
worthwhile now as it was back in the '80's? I've not read it and am
wondering if I should pick it up.

Toby DiPasquale