Using IronScheme for SICP, EOPL, etc

Coordinator
Aug 12, 2012 at 5:55 PM

mayureshkathe writes:

hello, i'm just about to finish foundations in computer science (math, comp org) and wish to self train using the classic texts like sicp, lisp, eopl, etc.
would ironscheme be a suitable tool for the same? (i believe those texts use pre-r5rs implementations).

thank you.

Coordinator
Aug 12, 2012 at 5:55 PM
Edited Aug 12, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Hi

While IronScheme should be good for most exercises, I would rather recommend Racket’s SICP language, for example.
There are a few things (not many though ;p) that IronScheme does not completely support like full continuations.
While I could implement the aforementioned, IronScheme has been tailored to play nice with .NET given the shear amount of other Scheme’s out there.
Thanks for your interest and good luck :)
Regards
leppie