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Monday, October 06, 2008

The Art of the Interpreter

Another classic came to mind this week, The Art of the Interpreter (PDF) (PS). Steele and Sussman, 1978.

We examine the effects of various language design decisions on the programming styles available to a user of the language, with particular emphasis on the ability to incrementally construct modular systems. At each step we exhibit an interactive... interpreter for the language under consideration.

Update: an anonymous commenter is looking for a non-broken link. Here's one I just succeeded with...



Anonymous said...

Why is *every* link to this document broken on *every* site???

Patrick Logan said...

You can get to it from here http://library.readscheme.org/page1.html

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