This week I worked more on Simply Scheme. I got done with Chapter Six. Chapter Seven looks pretty short.
The Austin Clojure group had a code get-together at Cafe Express. There were only a few of us there. I worked on Simply Scheme.
One thing a lot of veteran Lisp/Scheme people do not like about Clojure is that it uses other characters for data structures (vectors, maps, sets) in places where other Lisps just use parentheses. I think I agree with Clojure for changing things a bit. I think it makes things more clear. There was a line about this topic in Chapter 7 of Simply Scheme that made me think about this:
Like cond, let uses parentheses both with the usual meaning (invoking a procedure) and to group sub-arguments that belong together.
Someone on Hacker News somewhere warned that if a site uses WebAssembly, a site could prevent you from blocking ads if they really wanted to force you to see them. Stay tuned.
Image from “Evangelia. Maître du Registrum Gregorii (09..-099. ?). Enlumineur”, a 10th century manuscript housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Source gallica.bnf.fr / BnF; image assumed allowed under Fair Use.