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Lambda calculus Combinators and Functional Programming

Author : G. E. Revesz
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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.

An Introduction to Functional Programming Through Lambda Calculus

Author : Greg Michaelson
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Well-respected text for computer science students provides an accessible introduction to functional programming. Cogent examples illuminate the central ideas, and numerous exercises offer reinforcement. Includes solutions. 1989 edition.

Head Order Techniques and Other Pragmatics of Lambda Calculus Graph Reduction

Author : Nikos B. Troullinos
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Available in Paperback Available in eBook editions (PDF format) Institution: Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY, USA) Advisor(s): Prof. Klaus J. Berkling Degree: Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science Year: 1993 Book Information: 248 pages Publisher: ISBN-10: 1612337570 ISBN-13: 9781612337579 View First 25 pages: (free download) Abstract The operational aspects of Lambda Calculus are studied as a fundamental basis for high-order functional computation. We consider systems having full reduction semantics, i.e., equivalence-preserving transformations of functions. The historic lineage from Eval-Apply to SECD to RTNF/RTLF culminates in the techniques of normal-order graph Head Order Reduction (HOR). By using a scalar mechanism to artificially bind relatively free variables, HOR makes it relatively effortless to reduce expressions beyond weak normal form and to allow expression-level results while exhibiting a well-behaved linear self-modifying code structure. Several variations of HOR are presented and compared to other efficient reducers, with and without sharing, including a conservative breadth-first one which mechanically takes advantage of the inherent, fine-grained parallelism of the head normal form. We include abstract machine and concrete implementations of all the reducers in pure functional code. Benchmarking comparisons are made through a combined time-space efficiency metric. The original results indicate that circa 2010 reduction rates of 10-100 million reductions per second can be achieved in software interpreters and a billion reductions per second can be achieved by a state-of-the art custom VLSI implementation.

Functional Programming Languages and Computer Architecture

Author : John Hughes
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This book is the proceedings of a conference on functional programming. Topics include type inference, novel ways to exploit type information, partial evaluation, handling states in functional languages, and high-performance implementations.

The Parametric Lambda Calculus

Author : Simona Ronchi Della Rocca
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The book contains a completely new presentation of classical results in the field of Lambda Calculus, together with new results. The text is unique in that it presents a new calculus (Parametric Lambda Calculus) which can be instantiated to obtain already known lambda-calculi. Some properties, which in the literature have been proved separately for different calculi, can be proved once for the Parametric one. The lambda calculi are presented from a Computer Science point of view, with a particular emphasis on their semantics, both operational and denotational.

Functional Programming Glasgow 1990

Author : Simon L. Peyton Jones
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This volume contains the papers presented at the 3rd Glasgow Workshop on Functional Programming which was held in Ullapool, Scotland, 13-15 August 1990. Members of the functional programming groups at the universities of Glasgow and Stirling attended the workshop, together with a small number of invited participants from other universities and industry. The papers vary from the theoretical to the pragmatic, with particular emphasis on the application of theoretical ideas to practical problems. This reflects the unusually close relationship between theory and practice which characterises the functional programming research community. There is also material on the experience of using functional languages for particular applications, and on debugging and profiling functional programs.

Intelligent Computing

Author : Kohei Arai
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This book is a comprehensive collection of chapters focusing on the core areas of computing and their further applications in the real world. Each chapter is a paper presented at the Computing Conference 2021 held on 15-16 July 2021. Computing 2021 attracted a total of 638 submissions which underwent a double-blind peer review process. Of those 638 submissions, 235 submissions have been selected to be included in this book. The goal of this conference is to give a platform to researchers with fundamental contributions and to be a premier venue for academic and industry practitioners to share new ideas and development experiences. We hope that readers find this volume interesting and valuable as it provides the state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems. We also expect that the conference and its publications is a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.

A and the Lambda Calculus

Author : Georg P. Loczewski
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The book contains an introduction to the Lambda Calculus as the theoretical foundation of all 'Functional Programming' languages. The Lambda Calculus has been created by the American logician Alonzo Church in the 1930's and is documented in his works published in 1941 under the title 'The Calculi of Lambda Conversion'. Alonzo Church wanted to formulate a mathematical logical system and had no intent to create a programming language. The intrinsic relationship of his system to programming was discovered much later in a time in which programming of computers became an issue. The book 'A++ and the Lambda Calculus' also contains a brief introduction to the educational programming language A++, a minimal programming language that has been built with the Lambda Calculus as its foundation. The purpose of A++ is to serve as a learning instrument rather than as a programming language used to solve practical problems. A++ is supposed to be an excellent tool to become familiar with the core of programming and with programming patterns that can be applied in other languages needed to face the real world. A++ is presented in greater detail in the books: 'A++ The Smallest Programming Language in the World' (978-3-7469-3021-3) and in 'Programmieren lernen mit A++' (978-3-7469-3199-9).

Introduction to Combinators and lambda Calculus

Author : J. R. Hindley
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Combinatory logic and lambda-conversion were originally devised in the 1920s for investigating the foundations of mathematics using the basic concept of 'operation' instead of 'set'. They have now developed into linguistic tools, useful in several branches of logic and computer science, especially in the study of programming languages. These notes form a simple introduction to the two topics, suitable for a reader who has no previous knowledge of combinatory logic, but has taken an undergraduate course in predicate calculus and recursive functions. The key ideas and basic results are presented, as well as a number of more specialised topics, and man), exercises are included to provide manipulative practice.

Term Rewriting and Applications

Author : Franz Baader
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The 18th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications, held in Paris, France in June 2007, featured presentations and discussions centering on some of the latest advances in the field. This volume presents the proceedings from that meeting. Papers cover current research on all aspects of rewriting, including applications, foundational issues, frameworks, implementations, and semantics.