On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Ward Cunningham wrote:
> Dragos -- When we discussed this at oopsla I recommended you study J,
> the successor of APL, both largely by Ken Iverson. I'm writing now to
> point you toward one article about J worthy of study in an otherwise
> busy survey class.
> Ken has supported J with excellent implementations and profuse
> documentation. This small paper will give the reader a feel for Ken's
> work without much investment. I also encourage you and your more
> motivated students to download the J package and learn enough to write
> a few programs. You will need this much experience to appreciate the J
> phrase book which compares favorably to our best pattern literature.
> Best regards. -- Ward
Along similar lines:
Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics
Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom
with Meinhard E. Mayer