[self-interest] blocks and closures

Albertina Lourenci lourenci at lsi.usp.br
Mon Apr 14 00:17:27 UTC 2003

tb at becket.net wrote:


> Albertina Lourenci <lourenci at lsi.usp.br> writes:
> > Of course not only does he explain nothing about car, cdr, cons etc  and
> > worse introduce lots of expressions and commands I have never heard of!!!
> > For example can someone explain to me how can I understand the following
> > closure to make a new database?
> I guess he just expects you have already studied the language
> somewhat.  My suggestion is to get a copy of SICP, which can show you
> a fair bit about the Scheme dialect of Lisp.  Others here would be
> better placed to recommend resources in Smalltalk.

Chapter 2 Common Lisp from Paul Graham explains everything!!!

> To me, that make-dbms function is a trivial one, very easy to
> understand at a mere glance.
> Sure it is a trivial one! But to understand it I had to look for Common Lisp

book and here it is:
Paul Graham thinks about everything!
And I would recommend reading other papers that tune with my needs:

> Special thanks!

Good night!


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