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THEORETICAL PEARLS

Flattening combinators: surviving without parentheses

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 June 2003

CHRIS OKASAKI
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United States Military Academy,
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Military Academy, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
West Point, New York, NY, USA (email: Christopher.Okasaki@usma.edu)
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A combinator expression is flat if it can be written without parentheses, that is, if all applications nest to the left, never to the right. This note explores a simple method for flattening combinator expressions involving arbitrary combinators.

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