Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Paperback Mit Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Series

By (author) Harold Abelson, By (author) Gerald Jay Sussman, Revised by Julie Sussman

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  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback | 683 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 222mm x 32mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 6 August 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass.
  • ISBN 10: 0262510871
  • ISBN 13: 9780262510875
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: figures
  • Sales rank: 22,684

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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text. There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the first edition was published. A new theme has been introduced that emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models: objects with state, concurrent programming, functional programming and lazy evaluation, and nondeterministic programming. There are new example sections on higher-order procedures in graphics and on applications of stream processing in numerical programming, and many new exercises. In addition, all the programs have been reworked to run in any Scheme implementation that adheres to the IEEE standard.

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Author information

Hal Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fellow of the IEEE. He is a founding director of Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the Free Software Foundation. Additionally, he serves as co-chair for the MIT Council on Educational Technology. Gerald Jay Sussman is Panasonic Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He is the coauthor (with Hal Abelson and Julie Sussman) of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Press). Sussman and Wisdom are also coauthors of Functional Differential Geometry (MIT Press).