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claird at lairds.com
Thu Mar 11 06:13:25 CET 2004
In article <tPQ3c.37431$6y1.1205127 at news20.bellglobal.com>,
Pierre Rouleau <prouleau at impathnetworks.com> wrote:
>David MacQuigg wrote:
>> On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 01:28:47 -0000, claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird)
>> I guess this reflects our different backgrounds. I've been an
>> electronic design engineer for many years. I never heard of lambda's
>> or lambda calculus until learning Python, and the name still doesn't
>> evoke much meaning for me. I've never used APL, J, or Perl. I wonder
>> how many technical professionals who are *not* programmers would know
>> what a lambda is? I wonder if Python is becoming more a language for
>I was trained as an EE myself and started programming in assembler on
>microprocessors, then in C , then in C++, reading, reading, reading,....
>Just the mere fact that you are talking about lambda shows that you know
>what it is, as I do now and as people learning Python will know when
>they use it. They'll learn, that why they are technical professionals, no?
For more on what lambda means to me, and others, see
<URL: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~lloyd/tildeFP/Lambda/Ch/00.Intro.html >
<URL: http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.07/07.05/LambdaCalculus/ >
<URL: http://www.alcyone.com/software/church/ > or ...
Cameron Laird <claird at phaseit.net>
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