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Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP
From: |
William Elliot |
Subject: |
Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP |
Date: |
Mon, 7 Oct 2002 02:59:39 -0700 |
On 7 Oct 2002, David Kastrup wrote:
> address@hidden (Barb Knox) writes:
> > For example, here is a recursive factorial function in lambda calculus in
> > Lispish syntax (assuming apprioriate definitions for 'if', '<', '*', '-',
> > and '1'). It takes one argument (which gets bound to 'n') and returns its
> > factorial.
> >
> > ((lambda (f) ((lambda (Y) (f (Y Y))) (lambda (Y) (f (Y Y)))))
> > (lambda (ff n) (if (< n 1) 1 (* n (ff (- n 1))))) )
>
> Also wrong. This is "Lispish Syntax", actually Scheme. So we can
> check it out:
>
> guile> ((lambda (f) ((lambda (Y) (f (Y Y))) (lambda (Y) (f (Y Y)))))
(lambda (ff n) (if (< n 1) 1 (* n (ff (- n 1))))) )
What's lambda calculus expressions for -, <, if, = ?
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- Re: Lambda calculus and it relation to LISP,
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