OMG! I'm so excited to announce that through my work at @spritelyinst we've published A Scheme Primer:
Direct link:

This document manages to serve two purposes:
- As a quick skim, it's a reasonable intro to "how to start programming with Scheme with no prior experience". Hey, tutorials are useful!
- But also, in less than 30 pages we manage to compress a TON of computer science ideas in a way that I think is really, really approachable.

The document ends with a code example, and full walkthrough, of a Scheme interpreter written in Scheme... in a mere 30 lines of code! It's like 3/4 of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs compressed into a document you could read in an afternoon!


@cwebber @spritelyinst could you upload a version in DRM-free .epub format somewhere easy for me to pay gobs of money for it? Maybe idk

@pho4cexa @cwebber @spritelyinst Actually it is great to have worthwhile reading material in epub format. A few years ago a hernia put me on my back for a month or two and a simple light little e-ink reader was a great help. But to make use of it, .pdfs were not helpful, I needed well-formatted .epubs.

@bsmall2 @cwebber @spritelyinst yeah i wasn't being facetious. a nicely formatted epub version would be super convenient, and if there were a price attached i'd probably pay it happily to support this great project

@pho4cexa @cwebber @spritelyinst I guessed that you were being light about a important idea and a decent request. I'd probably pay for an .epub too. When I couldn't move much I was tempted to pay for Beautiful Racket but couldn't find an .epub for reading off-line while lying on the back over tatami mats.

@pho4cexa @spritelyinst Interesting idea! I'll prompt my co-founder about that. is a nice idea.

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