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Originally published in 1988, this book presents an introduction to lambda-calculus and combinators without getting lost in the details of mathematical aspects of their theory. Lambda-calculus is treated here as a functional language and its relevance to computer science is clearly demonstrated. The main purpose of the book is to provide computer science students and researchers with a firm background in lambda-calculus and combinators and show the applicabillity of these theories to functional programming. The presentation of the material is self-contained. It can be used as a primary text for a course on functional programming. It can also be used as a supplementary text for courses on the structure and implementation of programming languages, theory of computing, or semantics of programming languages.
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- Date Published: June 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521114295
- length: 192 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.32kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Type-free lambda-calculus
3. Combinators and constant symbols
4. List manipulation in lambda-calculus
5. Rule-based semantics of λ-expressions
6. Outlines of a reduction machine
7. Towards a parallel graph-reduction
Appendix A: A proof of the Church-Rosser theorem
Appendix B: Introduction to typed λ-calculus
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