in reply to Higher Order Perl
I hope this isn't too clueless a question: does this book require a lot in the way of high level mathematical knowledge? Every once in a while I run headlong into the doleful fact that I was deeply into mathematics all the way through high school ... and then became a reprobate, taking only one mathematics course in my arts-full college years (and not doing well because I had a "difficult quarter," emotionally, blecch).
This is something I need to address, but obviously it will take some time. I graduated H.S. in 1979.
So, in sum, am intrigued by the discussion of this book but want to make sure it won't be opaque to me (at least for the maths reason).