Past Meetup

Why calculating is better than scheming

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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.