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Yes I recommend learning it.

It is an algorithmic language.

It is dynamic.

It is deceptively simple on the surface and extremely rich underneath.

It is a completely different way of programming than what you are most likely to be used to.

There are many implementations.

The only downside to scheme is, while there is a standard, most scheme implementations do things somewhat differently. I suggest get PLT scheme and learn that first.

It is a timeless language, while other languages come and go, Scheme will always remain because it is based on a mathematical model of computing and not on the latest hardware trends.

It is not a very good language for system/real-time stuff (it could be ... ) mostly because there are no commercial Scheme machines available (but there are Scheme machines designed at MIT).

Go forth and learn Scheme my friend.

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Scheme is the language of the future.

It always has been, and always will be.


:-)


Then it is useless and might as well not exist, being of no use to those who exist in the present. [smile]

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Scheme is the language used in UC Berkeley's introductory computer science course - a course designed for people that might not have had previous programming experience. This is the book we used.

Personally, I loved Scheme. Having used C-like languages for some six year prior I found Scheme to be a breath of fresh air.

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The biggest downside of Scheme is that it isn't taken seriously. (Similar, in that respect, to Delphi, which is haunted by its Pascal roots.) It's mostly seen as a teaching language; the Big Boys use Common Lisp. It does have some respect as a scripting language, however.

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Yes I recommend learning it.

It is an algorithmic language.

It is dynamic.

It is deceptively simple on the surface and extremely rich underneath.

It is a completely different way of programming than what you are most likely to be used to.

There are many implementations.

The only downside to scheme is, while there is a standard, most scheme implementations do things somewhat differently. I suggest get PLT scheme and learn that first.

It is a timeless language, while other languages come and go, Scheme will always remain because it is based on a mathematical model of computing and not on the latest hardware trends.

It is not a very good language for system/real-time stuff (it could be ... ) mostly because there are no commercial Scheme machines available (but there are Scheme machines designed at MIT).

Go forth and learn Scheme my friend.





"while other languages come and go" ?????

Such as ???


And dont list a bunch of assembly languages or languages that were little more than someones Masters project.








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