We'll discuss the paper "A critique of Abelson and Sussman or Why calculating is better than scheming (https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/dat/miranda/wadler87.pdf)" by Philip Wadler.
The paper basically makes the argument that ML-family languages are better (in a teaching context) than Lisp-family languages. Specifically, 4 improvements in ML that are not in Lisp/Scheme:
• Pattern matching
• Syntax more like math
• Static typing
• Lazy evaluation
Craig will lead the discussion, but others are free to chime in.
Thanks to Slalom for providing food at this meetup. And don't forget: we're now on the 7th floor in suite 710.