Japanese Lisp Manga


Saw a link for this Japanese Lisp manga over at reddit and decided to go check it out.

Highly amusing concept considering that Scheme (a dialect of Lisp) is essentially the first computer programming language we were required to learn at UC Berkeley in CS61A.

One of the comments on reddit translates the character descriptions:

  • Riko-san: the god of lazy bums who hang out in the Ikeda-city electronics stores.

  • Suzu: famous in his area for being that guy who caught the alligator in in the swamp

  • Wakana: SFC mario kart, able to complete some course in 1.56min flat

  • Rikka: loves tofu, never thinks about anything but tofu.

  • Mirin: a local cat. until recently often confused the concept of ‘macros’ with ‘maguro’ (maguro is Japanese for tuna)

  • kuda– (i guess this explains the above): a vehicle that uses/travels the right side of the road (vehicles in japan drive on the left side)

  • aya: a small animal. shes not very bright.

Needless to say, those are some epic characters.

Image Source:  マンガで分かるLisp

3 Comments to “Japanese Lisp Manga”

  1. They should just turn the entire SICP book into a 4-koma manga. I’d actually make an attempt to read it if it were :3


  2. Yi says:

    I have no idea what this is talking about…


  3. Reltair says:

    @zzeroparticle: Seriously, I always fail at keeping up with my textbook readings.

    @Yi: It’s just about an obsolete computer programming language that’s used in academics.


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