The Scheme Programming Language, 3rd Edition

The Scheme Programming Language, 3rd Edition, by R. Kent Dybvig is available for purchase through all major online and retail bookstores directly from the publisher, MIT Press.

The full text is also available online, as well as the (short) list of errata.

This thoroughly updated edition of The Scheme Programming Language provides an introduction to Scheme and a definitive reference for standard Scheme, presented in a clear and concise manner.

Written for professionals and students with some prior programming experience, it begins by leading the programmer gently through the basics of Scheme and continues with an introduction to some of the more advanced features of the language. Many exercises are presented to help reinforce the lessons learned, and answers to the exercises are given in a new appendix.

Most of the remaining chapters are dedicated to the reference material, which describes in detail the standard features of Scheme included in the Revised5 Report on Scheme and the ANSI/IEEE standard for Scheme.

Numerous examples are presented throughout the introductory and reference portions of the text, and a unique set of extended example programs and applications, with additional exercises, are presented in the final chapter. Reinforcing the book's utility as a reference text are appendices that present the formal syntax of Scheme, a summary of standard forms and procedures, and a bibliography of Scheme resources.

The Scheme Programming Language stands alone as an introduction to and essential reference for Scheme programmers. It is also useful as a supplementary text for any course that uses Scheme.

The Scheme Programming Language is illustrated by artist Jean-Pierre Hébert, who writes Scheme programs to extend his ability to create sophisticated works of digital art.

R. Kent Dybvig is Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University and principal developer of Chez Scheme.