Skimmer’s Guide for Week 4 of Functional Programming for the Object Oriented Programmer

1 May

“This reality is usefully obscured by the language so that programmers can, without thinking, do wonderful things, blissfully pretending that the pictures in their head are what the computer is really doing.”

What did we read about?

This is our fourth week reading Functional Programming for the Object Orientated Programmer.

  • Begin on page 47 (“All the Class in a Constructor”) and read until page 54, leaving the exercises for next week.

The bare believable object from week three is developed further by moving the Class out of the constructor and introducing object instantiation and message dispatch.

What stood out?

  • The Let special form was introduced.

If you read nothing else this week…

  • Make sure you read about the Let special form.

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