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> I couldn't care less about programming exercises, but I'd love to have some mini project ideas or examples at the end of every chapter so you can put in practice what you've just learn.

"mini project ideas or examples at the end of every chapter" sound like exercises to me?




Many SICP exercises would be similar to, "Ben Bitdiddle thinks he can define COND like this: [bunch of code]. Show why he's wrong." Which is not practical whatsoever--it's clearly a short problem for academic purposes.

In contrast, PCL would say, "Now we can write a media server, let's go!"

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