Joy, Lambdas, Combinators, Procedures

Francois-Rene Rideau
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 00:17:01 +0100

> There is another way to eliminate parentheses which is much
> better. Simply write the application of "f" to "x" as "@fx",
> prefixing "@" to the function expression and parameter
> expression. Of course, any atomic expression would work
> in place of "@" (we chose "@" because it suggests "application").
The purely applicative programming language unlambda, based on combinators,
uses ` instead of @ (actually, I fear that unlambda is not so pure, in that
it has imperative I/O). See around

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