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In fact, I'm nearly 100 pages in and have yet to see a single for or while loop - it's all been recursion. Spoiler alert: you won't be seeing any loops in the book, for the simple reason that the language used in the book (a subset of Scheme) doesn't have loops. You don't need loops if you have recursion because you can express everything you can express ...


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The SCIP book is about the fundamentals of programming and programming languages. It is not about lessons which you will apply to one specific programming language, rather it is about understanding the principles and choices underlying the different programming languages. For example how the presence or absence of tail-call optimization will lead to ...


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