Class 13: Discussion of Exam 1
Held Monday, February 22
- A small introduction to reading the Scheme semantics.
- Reading: the Scheme report
- Notes on Exam 1 (electronic)
- John Backus, ``Can Programming be liberated from the Von Neumann
style? A functional style and its algebra of programs''
- There's a slight change to the schedule. Next week, we'll be
discussing FP, rather than Haskell. I'll update the syllabus
as soon as I have time.
- Exam 1 returned.
- Today at noon, there was a meeting in 2413 to discuss summer research
opportunities in computer science at Grinnell. There are also
web pages describing
- On Tuesday at 12:15 in 2413, there is an informational meeting
on an MBA Program with specialization in information and software
systems. It seems that students will receive a $20,000 fellowship
- On Tuesday at 4:??, there is a meeting to discuss summer research
opportunities in mathematics at Grinnell.
- Please read the semantics of Scheme through the third meaning function
(the one for function application).
- Make sure that you read
thoroughly enough that you can discuss it intelligently. You will also
need to look up some of the helper functions.
- That is, read column 2 of p. 40 (starting with ``7.2. Formal
Semantics''), column 1 of p. 41, and the first two equations
in column 2.
- Yes, it really will take you two hours to read it thoroughly.
- Yes, you should be prepared for a quiz.
- See the notes on exam 1.
- The average was 83. The median was 92.
- Those of you who did less well than you wanted to can still use
the final as a makeup.
- Given past exams, I had expected the need for more discussion.
However, you folks did pretty well.
- Created Tuesday, January 19, 1999 as a blank outline.
- Filled in the details on Monday, February 22, 1999.