Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wizard Book
free, complete text online

Hal Abelson's, Jerry Sussman's and Julie Sussman's
"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs"
(MIT Press, 1984; ISBN 0-262-01077-1),
an excellent computer science text used in introductory courses at MIT.

So called because of the wizard on the jacket.
One of the bibles of the LISP/Scheme world.
Also, less commonly, known as the Purple Book.

from The New Hacker's Dictionary, 2nd edition
(MIT Press, 1993)