Monday, January 19, 2009

Looking forward to the class

Hello everyone,

I took CSE 240 a year and a half ago. One fourth of that class was devoted to scheme, which is almost exactly like LISP. Started reading our AI textbook last week. My LISP training from CSE 240 definitely isnt sufficient for this class. I will need to spend a good deal of time learning LISP on my own, which is fine by me. I enjoy learning new programming languages.

A few questions for the instructor...

1. I noticed that 15 students are undergrads and 25 are graduate students. How will that effect the grading and work-load for undergrads and graduate students?

2. How do you read input from a keyboard in LISP?

3. Can you give us an estimate of how much time it will take to complete each project?

4. I glanced at project #1. The LISP code is included in the project. Will we need to write additional LISP code to complete project #1?

- Todd MacLeod


  1. Actually, there are 33 undergraduate and 10 graduate students currently in the class.

    For lisp, we will use lisp-in-a-box; available from the class home page (see the left-hand pane). There, you will also find a link to a little book on lisp as well as lisp vs. scheme differences.

  2. I was a little nervous about programming in lisp as well, so I installed lisp-in-a-box and went through most of assignment 0 to get refreshed.


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