The Reasoned Schemer, Second Edition
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The Reasoned Schemer, Second Edition

By Daniel P. Friedman, William E. Byrd, Oleg Kiselyov and Jason Hemann

Foreword by Guy Lewis Steele Jr. and Gerald Jay Sussman

Afterword by Robert A. Kowalski

A new edition of a book, written in a humorous question-and-answer style, that shows how to implement  and use an elegant little programming language for logic programming.

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Summary

A new edition of a book, written in a humorous question-and-answer style, that shows how to implement  and use an elegant little programming language for logic programming.

The goal of this book is to show the beauty and elegance of relational programming, which captures the essence of logic programming.  The book shows how to implement a relational programming language in Scheme, or in any other functional language, and demonstrates the remarkable flexibility of the resulting relational programs. As in the first edition, the pedagogical method is a series of questions and answers, which proceed with the characteristic humor that marked The Little Schemer and The Seasoned Schemer. Familiarity with a functional language or with the first five chapters of T he Little Schemer is assumed. 

For this second edition, the authors have greatly simplified the programming language used in the book, as well as the implementation of the language. In addition to revising the text extensively, and simplifying and revising the “Laws” and “Commandments,” they have added explicit “Translation” rules to ease translation of Scheme functions into relations.

Paperback

$30.00 X ISBN: 9780262535519 208 pp. | 9 in x 7 in 13 b&w illus.

Contributors

Guy Lewis Steele Jr., Gerald Jay Sussman, and Robert A. Kowalski.