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6 Invaluable Free Scheme Books   
Saturday, May 04 2013 @ 08:52 AM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Scheme is a general-purpose, functional, programming language that is descended from Lisp and Algol. It is a statically scoped and properly tail-recursive dialect of Lisp.

Scheme is a very simple language with a very simple syntax based on s-expressions. Its simplicity has been fundamental in making it a popular introductory language. It follows a minimalist design philosophy specifying a small standard core with powerful tools for language extension. This philosophy helps make Scheme a programming language that can be learned over a weekend. Nevertheless, Scheme is a very versatile language and has been used to write a diverse range of applications such as financial analysis tools, compilers, virtual reality systems, as well as more mundane software.

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