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Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP
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Joona I Palaste |
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Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP |
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6 Oct 2002 13:46:13 GMT |
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Thaddeus L Olczyk <olczyk@interaccess.com> scribbled the following
on sci.math:
> On 4 Oct 2002 20:20:49 -0700, gnuist007@hotmail.com (gnuist) wrote:
>>"The lambda calculus is a mathematical formalism
>>having to do with the way functions instantiate
>>their arguments. To some extent it is the theoretical
>>basis for Lisp and plenty of other computer languages."
> To really see a PL that "implements lambda calculus"
> lok at Haskel, not Lisp.
Haskell, not Haskel. In Haskell the backslash \ means the lambda
operator. For example it's possible to say:
(\f. (f 1)) (\x. x + 1), which means:
(\x. x + 1) 1, which means:
1 + 1, which means:
2
Haskell gets its name from Haskell Curry, who has also been attributed
for the concept of "currying", which I'm told should really be called
"schönfinkeling".
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- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, (continued)
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, ozan s yigit, 2002/10/07
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, Barb Knox, 2002/10/07
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, David Kastrup, 2002/10/07
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, Gareth McCaughan, 2002/10/07
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, William Elliot, 2002/10/07
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, Gareth McCaughan, 2002/10/07
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, William Elliot, 2002/10/08
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, Fred Gilham, 2002/10/05
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, Kaz Kylheku, 2002/10/05
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, Thaddeus L Olczyk, 2002/10/06
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP,
Joona I Palaste <=
- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP, Alfred Einstead, 2002/10/11