> On Jan 13, 2018, at 11:14 AM, Zelphir Kaltstahl <zelphirkaltst...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> Anyway, I hope to understand how the Y-combinator works with the help of "The 
> Little Schemer", which I am reading currently. I am not at that chapter yet. 
> I am taking my time, first thinking through the stuff and later typing it 
> into the machine and thinking about it again, sometimes noticing some detail 
> when I type the code and sometimes making a little experiment with that code. 
> Already on my way through "The Little Schemer" I hit some useful procedures, 
> which helped me with a totally unrelated problem when coding my blog in 
> Racket. So it's definitely useful.

Yes, that’s the correct approach to reading, something I have to teach most 
college freshmen (and I fail many of them or do they fail me?). 

> "The Little Schemer" is starting slow for people who have programmed before, 
> but seeing, that I am only half-way through and already got some interesting 
> knowledge from it, one should not underestimate the acceleration in this book.


— Matthias

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